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Major Milestone: $40 Million for Chicago Community DevelopmentMajor Milestone: $40 Million for Chicago Community Development

Economic Development—LISC Chicago completes $40 million fundraising goal. Celebration ensues.

When Big Plans Have Big ImpactWhen Big Plans Have Big Impact

Economic Development, Placemaking, Pullman—As the private sector soars and the public sector shrinks, flexibility and nimbleness rule the day for neighborhood developers.

Teamwork Englewood and Partners Celebrate 10 Years of “Making a Difference”Teamwork Englewood and Partners Celebrate 10 Years of “Making a Difference”

Englewood—Close to 300 residents of the Greater Englewood neighborhood gathered on April 30 to celebrate 10 years of achievements that have flowed from their 2005 Quality-of-Life plan.

Coalitions (quietly) Score Pair of Housing WinsCoalitions (quietly) Score Pair of Housing Wins

Housing—The effort to save and supplement Chicago’s endangered supply of affordable housing took a couple of giant steps forward this past winter.

Business District Managers Hit StreetsBusiness District Managers Hit Streets

Economic Development—LISC Chicago's Business District Leadership program participants recently hit the streets in Wicker Park to see what consititutes a successful commercial corridor.

Building Financial Opportunities for ChicagoansBuilding Financial Opportunities for Chicagoans

Financial Opportunities—Videos will spotlight LISC Chicago's Centers for Working Families.

Near North Has a Plan of Its Own, Thank YouNear North Has a Plan of Its Own, Thank You

Economic Development, Housing, Near North Side—Plans issued from on-high have shaped, and mis-shaped, Chicago’s Near North neighborhood for over a half century. But now there’s a new plan, one guided by folks who actually live there.

Old Pullman Wins at CNDA … As Do Young LeadersOld Pullman Wins at CNDA … As Do Young Leaders

Housing, Placemaking—From a fast-unfolding plan to redevelop the historic Pullman District to the rehab of a run-down SRO hotel on the North, the 2015 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards had the city covered.

Listen Up! Youth Speaks at CNDA on Feb. 17Listen Up! Youth Speaks at CNDA on Feb. 17

Economic Development, Housing—The 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhoods Award Ceremony is February 17, 2015 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave.

AmeriCorps Provides Pipeline of Talent, EnergyAmeriCorps Provides Pipeline of Talent, Energy

Civic Tech, Education, Financial Opportunities—Members learn about community development while working with middle-school students, teaching digital skills or playing sports.

Police-Community Programs Win MetLife Foundation AwardsPolice-Community Programs Win MetLife Foundation Awards

Safety, Little Village, North Lawndale—Police, Enlace Chicago and the North Lawndale Employment Network are honored for making their neighborhoods safer places to live.

Community Organizing: Step One for Neighborhood ChangeCommunity Organizing: Step One for Neighborhood Change

Placemaking, Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, South Chicago—A series of workshops gives LISC’s neighborhood partners an opportunity to share what they’ve learned about building community engagement, power and voice.

Can Big Plans Connect to Neighborhoods?Can Big Plans Connect to Neighborhoods?

Placemaking—A LISC panel explored how big projects like the Lucas Museum and Obama Library can have an impact far beyond downtown.

Hundreds Help Reclaim Southwest Side HousingHundreds Help Reclaim Southwest Side Housing

Housing, Chicago Lawn—A rally featuring Gov. Quinn celebrates the first building in a program to buy, rehab and restore foreclosures on the Southwest Side.

Want to Get People Back to Work? Fill the Basic Skills GapWant to Get People Back to Work? Fill the Basic Skills Gap

Financial Opportunities, Albany Park—Bridge programs help prepare workers for good jobs.


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