Priorities & Initiatives

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The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE champions transformational programs, with a goal of making Las Vegas a national leader in four areas: Livability, Innovation, Future, and Education. Within each of these areas, the Mayor’s Fund selects programs based on their ability to leverage public and private resources, engage significant cross-sector collaboration, attract the involvement of local experts, and produce measurable and impactful results.

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The Courtyard Ending Homelessness

Homeless resource center partnership to end homelessness in Las Vegas and get residents back to independence.

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Strong Start Academies

Giving children a “Strong Start” to kindergarten through high quality early childhood education.

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Public Art

Public Art is known to create dialogue, outrage and interest. In a nutshell it gets people talking.

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Youth Sports Initiative

Sports builds friendship, increases teamwork and is all around fun.

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Las Vegas Book Festival

Celebrating it's 17th year the Las Vegas Book Festival is Southern Nevada's premier literary event.

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Strong Future Las Vegas Youth Employment Program

Partnering with employers to develop Las Vegas’ emerging workforce and the leaders of tomorrow.

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ConnectHome

Digital inclusion empowers families and improves workforce readiness by bridging the digital divide.

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Corporate Challenge

More than 125 companies compete in 41 games focused on team building and camaraderie.

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Summer Learning Academies

Fun academic based programming to keep students learning and safe through the summer.

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Coaching for Literacy

Fight For Literacy by increasing children's access to books and reading tutors.

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Social Innovation Challenge

Solving social issues in creative ways through cross-sector collaboration and collective action.

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