Priorities & Initiatives
The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE targets specific community needs, with a goal of making Las Vegas a national leader in four areas: Livability, Innovation, Future and Education.
All Mayor’s Fund programs are sourced and vetted by city staff to ensure they are aligned to city priorities, effectively leverage community resources, and have the potential to produce measurable results.
Las Vegas Book Festival
The Las Vegas Book Festival is Southern Nevada’s premier literary event.
Las Vegas Community Healing Garden
The Las Vegas Community Healing Garden is a place of healing and respect for those who were lost on October 1.
Las Vegas Connected
Connecting more families to opportunity by bridging the digital divide.
Public Art has the power to convene a community to create, reflect and take action.
ReInvent Schools serve as community hubs for supporting the success of students and families.
Strong Future Las Vegas Youth Employment Program
Partnering with employers to develop Las Vegas’ emerging workforce and the leaders of tomorrow.
Strong Start Academies
Giving children a “Strong Start” to Kindergarten through high quality early childhood education.
Summer Learning Academies
Preventing the ‘summer slide’ through fun, academic-based programming that keeps students learning and safe through the summer.
The Courtyard Ending Homelessness
Supporting the path to independence for the 6,000+ individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Southern Nevada
Going Green for Good Health is a program to plant 60,000-plus trees by 2050 in areas of the city most affected by urban heat island effect.
Youth Sports initiative
Expanding youth sports so more children can build their leadership skills, experience teamwork and improve their health and well being.