Today at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Department of Education announced the joint signing of a "memo of understanding" (MOU) detailing a plan to strengthen partnerships among federal and local governments, schools, families and other organizations with the goal to advance learning, enhance student engagement and improve schools.
National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized eight cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities at the “Celebrate Diversity Breakfast” during NLC’s Congressional City Conference in Washington.
Sixteen Cities Participate in “Homeless Veteran Leadership Network,” Pledge to End Veteran Homelessness in 2015.
Re-Engage Dubuque, a partnership between city leaders, educational institutions and community organizations, works to connect high school dropouts in Dubuque, Iowa to alternative educational options and post-secondary education. NLC’s YEF Institute provides support to Dubuque and other re-engagement sites in cities across the country.
NLC’s Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) initiative recently held a meeting in Nashville, Tenn. where 15 cities shared best practices for addressing childhood hunger and accessing federal meal programs.
Following passage of the Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370) by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier today, National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence Anthony released the following statement.
After President Barack Obama released his budget proposal for FY2015 earlier today, National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued this statement.
NLC University will host 11 training seminars on March 8 and 9 at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. The Congressional City Conference is an annual convening of elected officials, city, and state league staff centering on policy and advocacy issues that offers attendees the opportunity to advocate for federal priorities on Capitol Hill.
NLC University’s seminar, "Strengthening Local Families and Cities: Connecting Residents to Federal and State Benefits," at the Congressional City Conference will proivde information on how local outreach campaigns can boost the financial security of residents and bring significant resources to local economies.
What legacy will you leave for your city? Most city leaders grapple with this question and place great emphasis on answering it. As a mayor, your primary concern may be an improved bond rating or ensuring the budget is in the black.