The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
The National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) helps municipal leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth and families in their communities. The YEF Institute is a national resource, providing guidance and assistance to municipal officials, compiling and disseminating information on promising strategies and best practices, building networks of local officials working on similar issues and concerns, and conducting research on the key challenges facing municipalities in five core program areas: early childhood success, education and afterschool, youth development, safety of children and youth, and family economic success.
Since 2005, NLC has supported municipal leadership to prevent childhood obesity through site-level technical assistance, opportunities for peer learning and exchange, and dissemination of promising practices. In May 2012, NLC received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide technical assistance to local elected officials working to create healthier communities and prevent childhood obesity, including sites participating in Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties.