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  • With support from the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, NLC recently convened local leaders from 18 cities to discuss two new initiatives to expand opportunities for young men of color.
    February 06, 2013

    NLC Launches Network to Improve Outcomes for Young Men of Color

    With support from the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, NLC recently convened local leaders from 18 cities to discuss two new initiatives to expand opportunities for young men of color.

  • NLC First Vice President Chris Coleman, mayor of St. Paul, MN, addressed more than 500 national and community leaders who gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.,  for the release of a groundbreaking new compendium of studies on the impact of quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
    February 06, 2013

    New Compendium Highlights Value of Afterschool Programs

    NLC First Vice President Chris Coleman, mayor of St. Paul, MN, addressed more than 500 national and community leaders who gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for the release of a groundbreaking new compendium of studies on the impact of quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

  • February 05, 2013

    Mayor Chris Coleman Helps Launch New Publication Highlighting Benefits of Afterschool Programs

    NLC First Vice President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, MN, spoke at the launch of a new publication highlighting the success of afterschool programming today at the National Press Club. Standing with other national and local leaders in the education and afterschool fields, Coleman stressed the importance of collaboration among city, school district and community partners to support afterschool opportunities.

  • February 04, 2013

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform Moves Forward After Introduction of White House and Senate Proposals

    Comprehensive immigration reform took a giant step forward last week with the introduction of bipartisan framework released in the Senate and an immigration reform proposal released by President Obama in Las Vegas. Both proposals closely match NLC's comprehensive immigration reform policy and NLC applauds these important first moves in what is expected to be a lengthy and difficult process.

  • February 04, 2013

    Pollster Dr. Frank Luntz to Address Congressional City Conference

    Dr. Frank Luntz, celebrated pollster and political consultant, will address conference attendees at this year's Congressional City Conference in Washington this March. Luntz will speak to conference attendees at the opening general session on March 11, 2013. Luntz's insight and expertise on communication is critical now as NLC leaders seek to influence the national policy debate, both in Washington and throughout the country.

  • February 04, 2013

    Columnist: The Obama Legacy And Black America

    Columnist Neal Peirce writes that a national debate on equity in justice is needed, and wonders if President Obama—who has been markedly silent on race issues in his first term—could make action and policy around this issue part of his Presidential legacy.

  • February 01, 2013

    Mayor Coleman to Speak at Release of New Afterschool Publication; Live Webcast

    On February 5, NLC First Vice President Chris Coleman, Mayor of St. Paul, Minn., will join other national and local leaders to unveil a groundbreaking new compendium of research, reports and commentaries on the benefits of afterschool programming at an event held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

  • This is one in a series of The Weekly articles drawing on the resources and successes of NLC’s Corporate Partners.
    February 01, 2013

    The Possibility of Urban Manufacturing

    This is one in a series of The Weekly articles drawing on the resources and successes of NLC’s Corporate Partners.

  • February 01, 2013

    The Past, Present and Future of Crisis Management: How to Overcome Negative Attention

    Carolyn Sawyer, a presenter for the interactive Leadership Training Seminar, "Managing Your Message in a Multi-Mass Media World," at the Congressional City Conference, discusses the importance of crisis management strategies in today's technology-driven world.

  • February 01, 2013

    New U.S. Communities Contract Offers Clean, Green Products

    U.S. Communities, NLC’s non-profit government purchasing cooperative recently announced that AmSan-CleanSource has been awarded the new U.S. Communities cleaning supplies contract through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency Fresno Unified School District, CA.