General news—The Tribune says our city should mount a new planning effort on the scale of Daniel Burnam's 1909 Plan of Chicago. That planning should start in the neighborhoods and take a comprehensive approach.
Safety, Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Little Village, North Lawndale, South Chicago—Reducing the violence that cuts across so many Chicago neighborhoods will require multiple strategies, but at least one element was strengthened this year in Auburn Gresham and other neighborhoods… Continue
Near North Side—Public housing tenants and condo owners are finding common ground at NNUP.
Housing, Safety, Humboldt Park—MetLife Foundation honors alliance to reduce crime and revitalize Humboldt Park.
Housing, Pullman—Innovative relocation strategy and timely loan from LISC help save affordable housing in historic Pullman
Health, North Lawndale—There's no precedent for the nationwide effort to enroll millions of uninsured Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here's how LISC and its partners are making it happen.
Safety, Humboldt Park—Humboldt Park’s Summer Arts and Leadership program changed the youth who participated. Now they’re aiming to change their community.
Tech, Englewood—After 10 weeks of intensive summer learning, teen "coders" showed their stuff to appreciative parents, friends and members of Chicago's tech community. And that's just the beginning as a new round of… Continue
Placemaking, East Garfield Park, Little Village, Pilsen, South Chicago—Chicago neighborhoods will put their arts and culture on display in October as Chicago rolls out its 18th annual Chicago Artists Month (CAM), which will feature individual artists and organizations… Continue
General news—LISC Chicago supporters joined board members and staff at Little Black Pearl on September 24 for the launch of LISC's Campaign for Stronger Neighborhoods, an ambitious effort to raise $40 million to… Continue
Health—LISC Chicago uses its deep neighborhood network to locate, educate and enroll the city’s uninsured in “ObamaCare.”
Health, Placemaking, Humboldt Park, Quad Communities—Away from the lakefront, bikes are vehicles for skills-building and self confidence. Transportation, too.
Business, Income and Credit-Building—AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund - making a difference in people's lives.
Income and Credit-Building—See how LISC Chicago's network of Centers for Working Families help people navigate the worlds of work, public benefits, finances and employment counseling.
Business, Auburn Gresham, Pilsen—Special Service Areas can be a tough sell, but the districts LISC helps create have proven a welcome boost to local business strips.
LISC Chicago connects neighborhoods to the resources they need to become stronger and healthier.
A Nov. 18 editorial in Crain's Chicago Business was only half right, says Susana Vasquez, LISC Chicago's executive director. Before pushing through demolition or neighborhood redevelopment, it's best to engage the community residents who will be affected. Read the letter to the editor.
POAH opens The Grant at Woodlawn Park New 33-unit, mixed-income rental apartment building is the second phase of the Woodlawn Park redevelopment.
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Read our new brochure Learn about the "great things we do" at LISC Chicago, in our latest publication.
LISC featured in Chicago Tech Plan The city's new plan calls for scaling up the digital inclusion work demonstrated by LISC's Smart Communities program. It also mentions the Digital Youth Summer Jobs and FamilyNet Centers as tools for advancing tech skills among youth and residents.
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