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Inaugural Class of Business District Leaders GraduatesInaugural Class of Business District Leaders Graduates

Economic Development—The first commercial district managers to complete LISC Chicago’s Business District Leadership (BDL) program recently graduated.

Telling Hard TruthsTelling Hard Truths

Placemaking—A far-ranging and frank conversation about issues of race, class and gender at the LISC community organizing and engagement workshop series.

21st CNDA Youth Panelists Blaze New Trails, 22nd CNDA Gears Up for Next Forum, Award Winners21st CNDA Youth Panelists Blaze New Trails, 22nd CNDA Gears Up for Next Forum, Award Winners

Placemaking—The 22nd annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony is on February 18, 2016, at the Chicago Hilton & Towers. Applications for the awards are due on September 10, 2015.

LISC to Launch Chicago Plans WorkshopsLISC to Launch Chicago Plans Workshops

New Communities Network—LISC Chicago is accepting applications for Chicago Plans, a new workshop series for nonprofit and community leaders designed to strengthen engagement and facilitation skills.

Plans Aim to Make Neighborhoods HealthyPlans Aim to Make Neighborhoods Healthy

Health, Chicago Lawn, Little Village, South Chicago—Health care providers, residents and community-based organizations teamed up to rethink how to improve health and wellness in Chicago Lawn, Little Village and South Chicago.

Quality-of-Life Planning Is Back …Quality-of-Life Planning Is Back …

Auburn Gresham, Belmont Cragin, Chicago Lawn, Englewood—Fueled by resources raised through its recently completed Campaign for Stronger Neighborhoods, LISC Chicago is gearing up for a new round of neighborhood planning.

A New Plan in Belmont CraginA New Plan in Belmont Cragin

Belmont Cragin—Full house of community members in changing Northwest Side neighborhood kicks off the latest locally led quality-of-life planning process.

A School, a Community Organization and a Health Care Provider Steer a New, Better CourseA School, a Community Organization and a Health Care Provider Steer a New, Better Course

Education, Chicago Lawn—Marquette Elementary School in Chicago Lawn nearly hit bottom a few years ago. But through a school turnaound, a neighborhood organization, and a new health center provider, it's bounced back.

Financial Opportunity Centers – Video Series WrapFinancial Opportunity Centers – Video Series Wrap

Financial Opportunities—Through multiple installments, a recently-completed LISC Chicago video series offered an inside an inside look at LISC’s network of Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs).

93% off! LISC Hopes Deep Divvy Discount Leads to Much More93% off! LISC Hopes Deep Divvy Discount Leads to Much More

Economic Development, Financial Opportunities—Through Chicago’s new Divvy for Everyone (D4E) program, eligible riders can join Divvy for just $5 by signing up at one of five neighborhood Financial Opportunity Centers.

Long-Term EngagementLong-Term Engagement

Auburn Gresham, East Garfield Park, Logan Square, Pilsen—LISC workshop explores how to keep growing and using the power of community organizing after plans are done and the implementation begins.

Dutch Treat: Royals Salute Pullman’s Past and FutureDutch Treat: Royals Salute Pullman’s Past and Future

Economic Development, Pullman—Pullman, the historic Far South Side neighborhood that once produced railway sleeping cars, has reinvented itself as a place to host new manufacturers such as Method soap.

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.


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