Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Conference Focuses on Your City's Families

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Conference Focuses on Your City's Families

Article excerpt

September 19 through 22, 2001 are the dates, and Minneapolis is the place for NLC's fifth "Your City's Families" conference.

The varied list of workshops will address various programmatic topics, as well as crosscutting thematic issues. They include:

* enhancing afterschool programming,

* youth development,

* early childhood care and education,

* city hall/school collaboration,

* preventing youth violence,

* funding strategies,

* support for working families,

* development of cooperative agreements, and

* the effects on schools and cities of immigration and diversity in culture and language.

Who Will Participate?

The conference -- sponsored by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families -- will bring together 500 community leaders and municipal officials whose work supports the positive development of children, youth, and families in America's cities and towns.

Attendees will include local elected officials, police officers, school board members, educators, neighborhood planners, parents, youth, community activists, and city staff whose responsibilities might include education, libraries, parks, recreation, health, community development, and/or child care.

Dozens of speakers will not only challenge the participants with their vision, but also provide them with the nuts and bolts of what to do when they return home. The aim is a highly interactive meeting with action-oriented outcomes that local officials and community leaders can put to work at home. …

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