Call for Examples of Small and Mid-Sized City Leadership on Children, Youth and Families

NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families invites municipal officials from small and mid-sized communities (populations 75,000 and below) to submit examples of innovative city initiatives on behalf of children, youth, and families for a new NLC report that will be published later this year.

The report will highlight strategies that small and mid-sized cities are employing in the areas of early childhood development, education, afterschool, family economic success, youth civic engagement, health and wellness, youth employment, violence prevention and improving outcomes for disconnected youth. The report will also feature a small number of comprehensive local initiatives to strengthen families and enhance child well-being.

Interested cities are invited to complete a brief survey describing their initiative and sharing thoughts on some of the unique opportunities and challenges that smaller cities face in exercising municipal leadership on behalf of children and families. The survey is available at

Details: For more information, please contact Michael Karpman at (202) 626-3072 or