The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has over a decade of experience and knowledge working with cities and municipal leaders to help strengthen local efforts to create, expand and improve afterschool opportunities and build coordinated citywide afterschool systems.

  • Voices from the Field

    NLC's new video highlights successful afterschool programming in four small and/or rural communities and shows how these communities are working to meet the needs of children and youth through afterschool.

  • Afterschool Success: Small Cities Lead Local Innovation

    Afterschool Success: Small Cities Lead Local Innovation is an online publication that provides valuable tools to help city leaders address city-specific challenges and play to their community’s strengths.

  • Getting Started With Afterschool

    “Where do I begin? How do I get started?” are common questions we hear from municipal officials interested in bolstering afterschool learning opportunities in their communities.

  • Municipal Leadership and Engagement for Afterschool

    Leadership and engagement from local elected officials can transform how communities respond to the afterschool needs of children and youth.

  • Building Public Will for Afterschool

    Local elected officials have a number of opportunities at their disposal to strengthen partnerships and build public will to support afterschool.

  • Citywide Afterschool System Building

    Find resources to coordinate afterschool and summer learning programs across your city to more efficiently leverage resources, ensure program quality and sustainability of programs.

  • Afterschool and Summer Meals

    With support from the Walmart Foundation, we are working with the Food Research and Action Center to help cities reduce child hunger and supplement current funding for afterschool and summer programs.