Washington, DC – The National League of Cities has selected five cities to participate in its peer-learning cohort for Cities Addressing Basic Needs of Post-secondary Success. This year’s group of cities are: Tampa, FL, Savoy, IL, Wichita, KS, Raleigh, NC and Madison, WI.
“NLC supports cities, towns and villages committed to strengthening the path to success for young people in their communities after high school. Our Basic Needs for Post-secondary Success program has a proven track record of helping municipalities develop programs and adopt policies that significantly improve outcomes for youth who may otherwise fall through the cracks,” said Clarence E. Anthony, NLC CEO and executive director. “Congratulations to Tampa, Savoy, Wichita, Raleigh and Madison for taking this important step to supporting the youth in their cities on this next step.”
The cities participating in the cohort will work on strategies, policies, and programs to remove barriers to basic needs that often prevent college students from successfully completing postsecondary degrees, certificates or other credentials needed to gain access to rewarding careers. Participants will engage in monthly peer-to-peer virtual learning opportunities and receive tailored support and expert assistance from NLC’s staff and national content experts to help advance the city’s efforts in supporting local students.
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