Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC Resumes Audioconferences on Youth, Education and Families

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC Resumes Audioconferences on Youth, Education and Families

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NLC's Institute on Youth, Education, and Families resumes its popular series of free audioconferences this month.

Topics reflect the interests of municipal officials and other community leaders from across the country.

Many audioconference registrants invite colleagues to listen in together around a speakerphone. Some use the call as a training session. Others use the call to create a planning or brainstorming session for local officials and other community leaders.

All three audioconferences will last about one hour. The September and December calls will start at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time; the October call will start at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Sept. 30: Claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The call on Thursday, September 30, will showcase outreach campaigns that have not only assisted individual families but also brought more federal dollars into the local economy.

Representatives from three cities that have reaped significant benefits from local tax credit outreach campaigns--Hattiesburg, Miss.; Indianapolis; and San Antonio, Texas,--are featured.

This audioconference will also introduce a new YEF Institute toolkit, "Maximizing the Earned Income Tax Credit in Your Community" and a Web tool.

The toolkit identifies the unique roles municipal leaders can play in assisting eligible families claim federal and state tax credits.

To receive a free copy of the toolkit, leave a detailed message at 202-626-3014 or

Oct. 28: Promoting Youth Participation

Enhancing the roles and voice of youth in your city is one of the best ways to ensure that you will have strong leadership and connected residents in the future. This is the topic for the call on Thursday, October 28.

There are many different strategies to support youth participation. This call will focus on youth summits and other forums in which youth speak out about their communities. …

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