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NLC Report Highlights City Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Communities

More than 40 Examples of Promising Local Practices in Cities with Populations Below 75,000

June 7, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC) has published a new report highlighting promising city efforts to improve the lives of children, youth and families in communities with populations below 75,000.
 
Municipal Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Cities” provides a rich array of strategies shared by local officials representing more than 40 cities and towns across the country. 
 
The report contains in-depth case studies of comprehensive family strengthening efforts in Rapid City, S.D., and Manchester, Conn. It also includes a set of shorter city practices that highlight local action in areas such as early childhood development, education, health and safety, family economic success, neighborhood revitalization, and youth and community engagement. 
 
With information gathered from surveys, interviews, and a scan of promising practices identified by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) and state municipal leagues, the new report explores the unique challenges and opportunities faced by smaller cities and is designed to provide municipal officials with new ideas and inspiration to guide local action on behalf of young people and families. 

Webinar Information
 
NLC is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, June 20, 2:30–3:30 p.m., EDT. Register online.


 
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