Housing, South Chicago—With the super-sized USX/McCaffery project ready to launch on empty steel site, local groups push for neighborhood input on jobs and housing.
Business, Pilsen—Graduates of an entrepreneurship program in Pilsen learn from experts and put lessons to work in their stores, restaurants and other local businesses.
Placemaking, Safety, North Lawndale—Every week from June through August, 14 neighborhoods close off streets and turn out crowds for Hoops in the Hood, a basketball program first developed as an anti-violence strategy.
Housing, Placemaking—Awards recognize excellence in community development and architectural achievements in Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Civic Tech, East Garfield Park, Englewood—Innovative website and partnership with Chicago Public Libraries help City of Chicago extend $1 sale of vacant lots to East Garfield Park
Housing, Chicago Lawn—Survivors of domestic violence on the city’s Southwest Side will soon have somewhere to turn for emergency housing and comprehensive social services.
Placemaking, East Garfield Park, Near North Side—Basketball, jazz and family play bring people together and build community in safe, healthy environments
Safety, Little Village—LISC Chicago and its community partners approach violence as part of a comprehensive approach to community development, working on multiple fronts to help neighborhoods become safer.
Education, Auburn Gresham—Middle-school enrichment program opened eyes of students, changing their trajectory through high school and beyond.
Civic Tech, Education, Income and Credit-Building—Members learn about community development while working with middle-school students, teaching digital skills or playing sports
Housing, Lending, Humboldt Park, Logan Square—Community leaders and public officials celebrated the official opening of Zapata Apartments on April 24.
Housing, Lending, Pilsen—The Resurrection Project will build 45 units of affordable family housing on a former silo yard near Orozco Community Academy. The development will be named Casa Querétaro.
Housing, Humboldt Park, Logan Square—After seven years and many challenges, partners Bickerdike and Logan Square Neighborhood Assn. celebrate 61 new apartments along Armitage Avenue.
Civic Tech, Englewood, Humboldt Park, Pilsen—A new curriculum is helping residents in several neighborhoods learn the ropes of writing, editing and posting stories on web portals that were designed through LISC Chicago's Smart Communities… Continue
Housing, Back of the Yards, Chicago Lawn—Chicago Lawn, hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, is showing clear signs of recovery, thanks to the work of neighborhood organizations, private developers, public investment, and residents whose… Continue
Health, Income and Credit-Building, General news—Neighborhood “navigators” are out in force this week as many Americans face a March 31 deadline for enrollment in new health insurance programs under the Affordable Care Act.
Little Village—Every ward in Chicago gets “menu money” for local improvements, but traditionally the only person able to choose off that menu has been the local alderman. But now that process, in the… Continue