Economic Development, Placemaking, Pullman—As the private sector soars and the public sector shrinks, flexibility and nimbleness rule the day for neighborhood developers.
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.
Housing—The effort to save and supplement Chicago’s endangered supply of affordable housing took a couple of giant steps forward this past winter.
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.
Financial Opportunities—Videos will spotlight LISC Chicago's Centers for Working Families.
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.
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.
Economic Development, Housing—The 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhoods Award Ceremony is February 17, 2015 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
Civic Tech, Education, Financial Opportunities—Members learn about community development while working with middle-school students, teaching digital skills or playing sports.
Safety, Little Village, North Lawndale—Police, Enlace Chicago and the North Lawndale Employment Network are honored for making their neighborhoods safer places to live.
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.
Placemaking—A LISC panel explored how big projects like the Lucas Museum and Obama Library can have an impact far beyond downtown.
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.
Economic Development, Placemaking—In an October 16 address to a sold-out crowd, LISC Chicago’s executive director talked about the need for “civic infrastructure” to build stronger neighborhoods.
Financial Opportunities, Albany Park—Bridge programs help prepare workers for good jobs.