Speaker

Andrew O. Moore

Director, Youth and Young Adult Connections

National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education and Families

Biography

Andrew O. Moore serves as Director, Youth and Young Adult Connections at the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education and Families, where he has worked since 2004. The YEF Institute is a foundation-funded “action tank” that helps municipal leaders implement practical solutions on behalf of the children, youth, and families in their communities. Drawing support from several national foundations, Moore’s current roles with the Institute include:

· Overseeing an initiative to enlist cities more fully in the growing movement to connect children to nature, in conjunction with the Children & Nature Network;

· Supporting a growing national network of Dropout Reengagement Centers and spreading practical lessons learned through his book, Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America’s Schools (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016); and

· Leading explorations of municipal leadership roles in juvenile justice system reform and jail use reduction.

Earlier, at the organization now known as The Corps Network, Moore spent 15 years building the nationwide network of service and conservation corps. He holds degrees from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.