Family Economic Success

City leaders can help families and neighborhoods become more economically secure by:

NLC promotes family economic success in cities through research, technical and financial assistance, and peer networking and learning opportunites in the following areas:

Afterschool and Summer Meals Programs

Afterschool and summer meals

Hunger and food insecurity can have devastating long-term effects on children and the communities in which they live. We have partnered with the Food Research and Action Center to reduce child hunger by expanding participation in afterschool and summer meals programs through the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) initiative. Read more...

Health Benefits Outreach

Health Benefits

Cities have a vested interest in expanding health access for children and families. With support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, we are helping local leaders connect families to health insurance through the Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families (CEHACF) initiative. Read more...

Financial Empowerment

Many low-income families have little or no financial reserves to draw upon in the event of job loss, serious accident or illness, or other personal crises. City officials can help local residents build financial assets by promoting financial education, connecting low-income residents with mainstream financial services, promoting savings strategies and helping families avoid predatory lending practices. Read more...