by Amy Elsbree
Teams of municipal officials and local partners from 10 cities attended a leadership academy in Washington, D.C., to learn about practical strategies for helping more children receive federally-funded meals after-school and on weekends through the expanded Afterschool Meal Program. The leadership academy and another to be held May 22-23 in Chicago are being offered by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families and the Food Research and Action Center with support from the Walmart Foundation.
From left to right: Kristin Szakos, vice mayor, Charlottesville, Va.; Miguel Garcia, Jr., director, Fort Worth (Tex.) After School; Tom McCarthy, president, Common Council, Bridgeport, Conn.; and Clifford Johnson, executive director, NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families