URBAN ECONOMIC POLICY

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

JOBS, EDUCATION
AND THE WORKFORCE

Federal Minimum
Hourly Wage Rate
Adjustment

Public Education: The Future of Our Cities
Expanding Quality After-School and
Out-of-School Time Programs
Effective Transition to
and Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998

Youth Activities in the Workforce Investment Act
Welfare-to-Work
Welfare Reform: Reinvesting State Welfare Savings and Greater Coolaboration
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and School Aged Care
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Publicly-Funded, Transitional Jobs for the Hard-to-Employ

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JOBS, EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE

EXPANDING QUALITY AFTER-SCHOOL AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS

WHEREAS, children are being challenged to reach higher academic standards; and

WHEREAS, the threats of juvenile crime, violence, and substance abuse remain high; and society has caused more children to live in families in which both parents work or a single parent works outside the home; and

WHEREAS, quality after-school programs have been shown to help children succeed academically, aid in juvenile delinquency prevention, and provide important social development opportunities for children at critical times during which parents are not at home; and

WHEREAS, communities, on their own, cannot sustain quality after-school and out-of-school time programming for all those children and families who need it,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors strongly encourages the expansion of quality after-school and out-of-school programming in communities throughout the country; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors urges more funding be made available at the state and federal levels for the expansion of said programs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors encourages that this funding be used to help communities build their own citywide initiatives, such as the Boston 2:00-to-6:00 After-School Initiative, or Chicago’s Lighthouse Program, which provide support such as staff development, volunteer and transportation coordination, evaluations, and other assistance to after-school and out-of-school time programs in a cost-efficient manner; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors encourages that this funding also be used to support model after-school programs directly; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors encourages communities to make school buildings available and accessible for after school and out of school programming.

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