Grandparent and grandkids in park
Grandparent and grandkids in park

Youth & Family

NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) grew out of the belief that to thrive, cities need strong leaders who make the education, safety and health of the families and children in their communities a citywide priority. With expertise in early childhood success, education and expanded learning, health and community wellness, reengagement of disconnected youth, and family economic success, the YEF Institute is the go-to place for city leaders seeking to improve outcomes for children and families.  

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  • Press Release

by Denise Belser

City leadership in promoting financial inclusion and family economic success has changed significantly over the past 10 years. More than ever, municipal leaders are playing key roles in ensuring access to low or no-…

San Francisco Event
San Francisco Event
  • News Announcement

A new report features the experiences of six communities where city and school district leaders partnered in the development of community-wide wellness plans.

Published by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute…

  • Toolkit

No challenge facing cities and towns is more urgent than protecting our children and youth.  Ensuring children’s safety at home, keeping them out of harm’s way on the streets and at school, and shielding young people from influences that can draw…