October 2015 Newsletter

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YEF Institute Newsletter

Featured Stories
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Cities can apply to participate in our new, two-year Cities Building Systems to Promote Financial Inclusion project by responding to the request for proposals. The project will assist cities in developing comprehensive financial inclusion strategies to help low-income families improve their financial health.
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Our new issue brief demonstrates how six cities are creating an aligned early care and education system to promote the healthy development of young children and ensure that every child enters kindergarten ready to learn and succeed in school.
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Knoxville Celebrates Let’s Move! Cites, Towns and Counties at the White House
Knoxville and Knox County, Tenn., celebrated the 500 cities, towns and counties that have committed to building healthier communities by participating in LMCTC. First Lady Michelle Obama called out both communities for their role in reducing the childhood obesity epidemic both locally and nationally.

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An Interaction with Police Doesn’t Have to Mean Detention for Young People
Cities are increasingly implementing juvenile justice reforms that hold youth accountable for their actions while keeping them in school and providing access to needed services. Access to these services can be the key for young people to make positive and lasting changes and never have further problems with the law.

From the CitiesSpeak Blog
by Heidi Goldberg
by Miles Sandler
by Zachia Nazarzai

Upcoming Opportunities & Events

Completing the Puzzle for Children and Families
If you will be joining us in Nashville for the 2015 Congress of Cities, don't miss our special, interactive session focused on how city leaders can improve the lives of children and families: YEF Institute 15th Anniversary Special Session: Completing the Puzzle for Children and Families
Saturday, November 7th, 9:00 am - noon

Webinar: Bring the Call to Action to Your Community
We're excited to partner with America Walks on a webinar for local elected officials on how to take advantage of the recently released Step it Up! The Surgeon General's call to action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. 
Monday, November 16th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST
Register today!

Funding the Next Generation
Would you invest $200,00 now if your return on investment would be $65 million per year? What if that money was an investment in future generations? If your interested in bringing a team to the first ever national institute on creating local children's funds on December 4, share your community's interest by November 4. Questions? Email Elizabeth Gaines for more information.
Friday, December 4th, 8 am – 4 pm, Washington, D.C.

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