Violence Prevention

  • Cities United

    Cities United

    Launched by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Cities United asks mayors to target the highest-risk neighborhoods and engage African American males in finding solutions to eliminate violence-related deaths of African American males.

  • Cities United and Violence Prevention at the Big Ideas for Cities Summit

    In this riveting video from NLC's Big Ideas for Cities Summit, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter talks about Cities United and the importance of reducing violence and creating opportunities for African American men and boys.

  • Building on What Works to Create Opportunities for Young Men of Color

    Across the country, as evidenced by Cities United and President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative, increasing numbers of federal and local elected officials, entrepreneurs, foundations and corporations are working to realize the great potential embodied by men and boys of color.

  • Resource Focuses on Partnering with Faith Community to Prevent Gang Crime

    A new bulletin prepared by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families for the California Cities Gang Prevention Network highlights partnerships between cities and faith communities to reduce gang and youth violence.

  • Resources on Sustaining and Funding Local Gang Prevention Efforts

    NLC and NCCD developed two resources that draw upon the experience of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, offering a snapshot of promising strategies for sustaining and funding local youth and gang violence prevention efforts.