National Civic League's All American City Awards
For 63 years, the National Civic League's All-America City Awards (AAC) program has celebrated the successes of communities in addressing critical local needs and
challenges. This year AAC will have a special focus-communitywide efforts to increase access to jobs, housing, health care, education and other critical services
for returning veterans and military families.
Last year AAC spotlighted the issue of early childhood literacy. More than 120 communities and regions joined a national network of funders, schools, libraries
and local governments pledging to get more students reading proficiently by the time they finish third grade.
To qualify as a finalist for the 2013 All-America City Awards, each community must fill out an application listing three successful collaborative efforts to
address local challenges. Applicants are encouraged-but not required-to list at least one project or imitative for veterans and military families.
NCL is asking interested communities to submit their applications by March 11, 2013.
Click here to request an application.
Up to 30 finalist community delegations will be invited to present at the awards presentation/competition and peer learning workshops to be held
June 14-17, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.
AAC promotes civic action through community-wide problem solving efforts that continue well beyond their participation in the annual competition.
Also, the AAC designation helps communities recruit new businesses, increase jobs and obtain grants. AAC energizes existing efforts and stimulates
More than 600 neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties and regions have won this award; some as many as six times. The year-round program energizes
communities to effectively address our nation's most important issues. It culminates in a three-day workshop-intensive competition at which ten
winners are announced.
AAC gives communities a unique opportunity to map its assets and identify successes and challenges by providing NCL's Civic Index guide and gives
people a forum to transform themselves and their communities.
NCL this year will produce a best practices report to help communities improve their current initiatives or establish new ones benefiting veterans
and military families. It will be widely distributed through educational sessions.
Civic Award to focus on Veterans and Military Families -
Applications due March 11, 2013
For more information see: www.allamericacityaward.com or www.ncl.org
or contact: Mike McGrath email@example.com , 303-571-4343.
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