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  • The Emeryville Center of Community Life will bring together school and community services at one centrally located campus where families will have access to afterschool and recreational opportunities, a library, child care and pre-K programs, health and social services, and college and job training classes.
    March 29, 2013

    City-School Partnership Advances Bold Vision for Center of Community Life in Emeryville, Calif.

    The Emeryville Center of Community Life will bring together school and community services at one centrally located campus where families will have access to afterschool and recreational opportunities, a library, child care and pre-K programs, health and social services, and college and job training classes.

  • March 29, 2013

    Streamline, Save, and Serve: Cities Benefit from Joint Use

    Joint use agreements allow cities to team up with school districts and other partners to maximize use of school buildings, athletic fields, parks, libraries, and other often under-utilized community assets.

  • NLC offers its final, exclusive screening of DETROPIA, followed by an online discussion with filmmaker Rachel Grady on Tuesday, April 16.
    March 29, 2013

    Save the Date (and the Link) for DETROPIA Screening

    NLC offers its final, exclusive screening of DETROPIA, followed by an online discussion with filmmaker Rachel Grady on Tuesday, April 16.

  • March 26, 2013

    State and Local Governments Focus on Pension Funding Policy

    The "Big 7" state and local government associations and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) released Pension Funding: A Guide for Local Officials to provide key facts about public pension plans and a brief overview of which issues state and local officials should address.

  • March 25, 2013

    Municipal Bond Tax Exemption Still Under Attack

    Municipal bonds were front and center in both chambers of Congress last week as Congress and the Administration continue to look for ways to find revenues to reduce the deficit or fund new programs, eliminating or capping the tax exemption on interest earned on municipal bonds remains a viable option to some in Washington.

  • March 25, 2013

    Senate Supports Marketplace Fairness Act Amendment

    Just before departing Washington for a two week recess, the Senate passed an amendment to the FY2014 Budget Resolution by a vote of 75 - 24 that puts the Senate on record as supporting the Marketplace Fairness Act.

  • March 25, 2013

    NLC Launches 'State of the City 2013' Series

    NLC launches its ‘State of the Cities' series on our blog, CitiesSpeak. The series features seven posts analyzing 2013 State of the City Addresses given by mayors and city managers from 30 U.S. cities across the country.

  • NLC offers an exclusive online screening of the documentary film DETROPIA on Thursday, April 11th and Tuesday, April 16th.
    March 25, 2013

    NLC Offers Private Screening of DETROPIA

    NLC offers an exclusive online screening of the documentary film DETROPIA on Thursday, April 11th and Tuesday, April 16th.

  • March 25, 2013

    Columnist: Cities And Food: Quandary, Opportunity

    Columnist Neal Peirce writes that in the next 40 years, the world will need to produce as much food as it's produced over all of human history; a recent "Feeding Cities" conference put on at the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research tackled many of these issues related to hunger and population growth.

  • March 22, 2013

    What Has the Nation’s Workforce Investment System Been Able to Achieve?

    For the past fifteen years, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) has been a significant force behind efforts to put people to work and back-to-work in meaningful jobs that are likely to provide sustainable employment and livable wages. This article is the first in a series of three designed to educate NLC members about the WIA.