Cities from around the country of various sizes are implementing important actions that engage youth as an asset in COVID-19 responses. City leaders are committed to authentically engaging their community and find it especially challenging during the pandemic. Youths are a vital asset to cities, all the more so in these difficult times. When thinking about authentic youth engagement to help fill the
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As American as apple pie, “freedom” and “opportunity” are the ideals our country is supposed to represent — and that every city leader strives toward. But for too many young people today, opportunity is a promise unfulfilled, and their freedom to choose what to do, who to be, and how to live is only nominal.
This is a guest post by Peter Kleinbard. It is the fourth in a series on dropout reengagement drawn from the case study: For Young Adults Who Drop Out: Pathways Or Merely Stops Along The Way? “It is not a time like when I was a teenager I could go to McDonald’s … impress a manager, fill out the
This post is part of a series on Galvanizing the Civic Sector to Reduce Gun Violence. The series focuses on what several sectors – including parents, teens, schools, hospitals, the faith community, and city leaders – can do, independent of state and federal legislative advocacy, to reduce violence and the high number of gun-related deaths
I know that some municipal officials devote their entire lives to public service. In Boston, Tom Menino has served as mayor for nearly 20 years, and spent almost a decade before that as a member of the City Council. Richard Daley dominated Chicago’s City Hall and political life for a generation, as his father had
The worlds of city economic development and youth development came together for a brief shining moment last week, at the LA Live! entertainment complex in Los Angeles. Dense new residential and commercial development in and around the complex brings verve and people well into the evening, many nights each week. With oversize statues of LA