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Youth & Family

NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) grew out of the belief that to thrive, cities need strong leaders who make the education, safety and health of the families and children in their communities a citywide priority. With expertise in early childhood success, education and expanded learning, health and community wellness, reengagement of disconnected youth, and family economic success, the YEF Institute is the go-to place for city leaders seeking to improve outcomes for children and families.  

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Approximately 400,000 students attend Chicago Public Schools (CPS). About 27,000 school aged-youth in Chicago are either no longer enrolled or off-track for graduation. In an effort to increase options available to out-of-school and off-…

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All Denver students ages 5 to 18 have free, year-round access to the city's 23 recreation centers and 29 pools with the MY Denver Card. The MY Denver Card also serves as a Denver Public Library card, giving Denver's children the keys to…

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San Antonio is a leader in cradle to career supports. The city has been able to achieve universal pre-k and a Promise Neighborhood. One of their highest achievements is their Café College. This actual brick and mortar location…

  • Press Release

NASHVILLE, TENN.—Joplin, Mo. Councilmember and former Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. Colbert-Kean,…

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WASHINGTON—Today, the National League of Cities' (NLC) is launching a new initiative in partnership with MetLife Foundation to help cities promote financial inclusion for their residents. NLC received a $1 million grant from MetLife Foundation to…

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From the opening reception to the closing event, visitors attending the National League of Cities 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Nov. 4-7, will have a front-row view of…

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  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals of the program?

The City of Minneapolis has a partner in addressing youth homelessness in Hennepin County.  Authority over this issue is shared with The Bridge for Youth through the Joint Office to End Homelessness and…

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What is Fort Collins doing?

In 2011, the Fort Collins comprehensive plan - City Plan - was updated with four goals relating to local food production. As a result of that plan, city staff are working to align the city’s policies and…

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What are the program goals?

The City of El Centro, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is feeding children in kindergarten through 8th grade through the city’s Parks and Recreation Division. In the Summer Feeding…

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Population: 1.41 million (2013)

What is Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties?

The National League of Cities (NLC) is working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and with the support of the U.S.…