This week, the National League of Cities (NLC) is convening a symposium of mayors and corporate leaders to discuss and share their perspective on the workforce skills (that have been referred to as “soft skills” or social and emotional skills) gap — and how afterschool and summer learning can be a strategy to address this gap.

The symposium will undoubtedly have an urban focus as the mayors attending are from medium and large cities, but I know the content will be applicable to most every city — big or small, urban or rural.

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