The YEF Institute and the Foundation Strategy Group sponsored a recent webinar on how municipal leaders, staff and partners can maximize results for children and families by better coordinating and aligning their efforts.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes joined hundreds of neighborhood leaders from across the nation in Washington, D.C., on July 21-22, 2011 to discuss how the emerging White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) can help transform neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into communities of opportunity. NRI is working to help local leaders more effectively braid federal funding streams as they implement neighborhood improvement plans.
Through a new, competitive Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant program, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services will dedicate $500 million to support comprehensive state plans for raising the quality of early learning programs, a step that could open new opportunities for cities working in this important area.
On April 20-21, 2011 mayors, senior city staff and United Way leaders from more than 30 cities gathered in Alexandria, Va., to discuss effective city-United Way partnerships for child well-being and two key national initiatives: the Mayors' Action Challenge for Children and Families and the Campaign for the Common Good
Published with support from The Wallace Foundation, "Financial Strategies to Support Citywide Systems of Out-of-School Time Programs" describes several options and funding streams that city officials may consider for supporting and sustaining local afterschool programs.