Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families Offers Afterschool Peer Learning Communities for City Officials

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families Offers Afterschool Peer Learning Communities for City Officials

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In an effort to support cities in the creation, expansion and improvement of afterschool programs and systems, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) has launched a set of peer learning communities on specific topics related to out-of-school time programs.

With generous support from the Wallace Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the YEF Institute surveyed more than 100 members of the Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) and determined the top three afterschool topics on which city officials would like more information and would like to connect with fellow municipal leaders.

In response to the survey findings, the YEF Institute is offering regular conference calls for municipal leaders to share strategies on how to:

* Strengthen funding and sustainability of out-of-school time programs;

* Improve program quality; and

* Develop strong partnerships with other organizations to support afterschool systems.

City leaders are invited to regularly participate in the peer learning community conference calls, which are held every six weeks. The calls will help strengthen a network of municipal officials that can share tools and lessons on local successes and challenges, and that considers each other to be resources on afterschool issues.

Each peer learning community was launched with representatives from more than 20 cities registered.

The cities ranged in size, geography and expertise, and experience with afterschool system-building. …

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