NLC Report on City Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Communities: Help Spread the Word

Report Description and Newsletter Articles

The National League of Cities (NLC) has published a new report highlighting promising city efforts to improve the lives of children, youth and families in communities with populations below 75,000.  “Municipal Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Cities” provides a rich array of strategies shared by local officials representing more than 40 cities and towns across the country.  The report contains in-depth case studies of comprehensive family strengthening efforts in Rapid City, S.D., and Manchester, Conn.  It also includes a set of shorter city practices that highlight local action in areas such as early childhood development, education, health and safety, family economic success, neighborhood revitalization, and youth and community engagement. 

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Click here for a shorter newsletter blurb.

Linking to the Report

Please direct people to either the page for the report, www.nlc.org/smallcities, or the YEF Institute's home page at www.nlc.org/iyef.

Social Media

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Thank You!

If NLC can be helpful to you in sharing this resource or you have any questions about the report, please contact Michael Karpman at karpman@nlc.org or 202-626-3072.