Report: State of City Leadership for Children and Families in 2009

Posted by on October 19, 2009

YEF Institute Report Describes the State of City Leadership for Children and Families in 2009

The State of City Leadership for Children and FamiliesA groundbreaking new report by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF) identifies the nation’s 32 most cutting-edge city innovations to help children and families thrive, and documents emerging and established trends in municipal leadership to promote child and family well-being.

Building on the YEF Institute’s intensive work with hundreds of cities over the past decade, “The State of City Leadership for Children and Families” highlights the progress that cities have made and the potential for future action in nine areas:

* Early childhood;
* Education;
* Afterschool;
* Youth in transition;
* Youth violence prevention;
* Family economic success;
* Community wellness;
* Youth civic engagement; and
* Local “infrastructure” for children and families.

The publication was unveiled October 13, before more than 300 municipal leaders attending the 2009 National Summit on Your City’s Families in Boston.

“In describing the state of city leadership for children and families in 2009, this report highlights the broad range of innovations and trends gaining traction at the local level,” said Savannah, Ga., Mayor Otis Johnson, 2009 Chair of NLC’s Council on Youth, Education and Families.  “It also provides municipal leaders with a valuable new tool that will strengthen city efforts and accelerate the spread of promising strategies across the nation.”

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