As part of the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool Meal Programs (CHAMP) initiative, NLC has selected 11 cities to receive grant funding and practical guidance as they take steps to increase children’s participation in the federal Afterschool Meal Program.
District Heights, Maryland Commissioner Jamal I. Miller and Nashville, Tennessee, Councilmember Karen Y. Johnson have been chosen as the 2012-2013 Foundation Fellows for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation. The Foundation was founded by the NBC-LEO constituency group and is supported by the National League of Cities (NLC).
The following statement is from Ted Ellis, President of the National League of Cities, and mayor of Bluffton, IN in response to today’s unemployment report:
Fourteen communities were presented the coveted All-America City Grade-Level Reading Award at a recent conference in Denver for developing ambitious plans to help more children read proficiently by the end of third grade.
As detailed in a recent study published by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute), cities across the country are making a fundamental shift in their approach to afterschool programming.
The House and Senate adopted the conference agreement on MAP-21, the federal surface transportation reauthorization bil
Response to the Supreme Court ruling to affirm the supremacy of federal immigration law.
The National League of Cities president, Ted Ellis, mayor of Bluffton IN, releases statement responding to the Senate and the House passing a two year transportation bill after nine short-term extensions:
Statement from Ted Ellis, mayor of Bluffton, IN and president of the National League of Cities responding to Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act.
Statement is from Donald J. Borut, executive director of the National League of Cities responding to Supreme Court's decision on Arizona SB 1070.