Archived Homeless List Serve Messages
SUBJECT: Leadership Opportunities
LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE: February 15, 2012
Here is an important opportunity to address one of the more pervasive issues of homeless children - food insecurity.
The National League of Cities (NLC) invites municipal leaders to apply for one of two regional leadership academies that will help them reduce child hunger and supplement current funding for out-of-school time programs in their communities by increasing participation in the federal Afterschool Meal Program.
With support from the Wal-Mart Foundation, NLC will cover travel costs for 10 cities at each of two leadership academies that will be held May 2-3 in Washington, DC, and May 22-23 in Portland, OR.
City leaders selected to attend a leadership academy will receive in-depth training and learn about practical strategies for helping more children receive federally-funded meals after school and on weekends through the expanded Afterschool Meal Program. Cities that participate in one of the leadership academies will also be eligible to compete for regranted funding (up to $60,000 per selected city), as well as more intensive technical assistance from NLC and FRAC to boost program participation.
You can download the request for proposal to apply at http://www.nlc.org/find-city-solutions/iyef/family-economic-success/work-supports-public-benefits/cities-combating-hunger-through-afterschool-meals-programs.
Supervisor, Federal Compliance
Coordinator, McKinney-Vento Program
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Office: 573-522-8763 Fax: 573-526-6698
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