Placemaking, Belmont Cragin—Belmont Cragin celebrates the completion of its quality-of-life plan, which is already having an impact in the community, and planning continues in Auburn Gresham, Englewood and Chicago Lawn.
Placemaking—A new group of community organization members is learning the ropes of planning through the Chicago Plans workshops.
Placemaking, Back of the Yards—The Cubs Charities Diamond Project is improving community baseball fields throughout the city. And making plenty of kids happy.
Health—Neighborhood groups are expanding their conception of community development to include an emphasis on health. LISC is helping to facilitate this shift.
Financial Opportunities, Placemaking—Subsidized bike share program continues through five Financial Opportunity Centers.
Economic Development—After a successful first year, the Business District Leadership program will support a second group of nonprofit and public sector leaders working within neighborhood business districts.
Placemaking—The Forum at the 22nd annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony addressed different perspectives about how to develop underserved neighborhoods.
Placemaking—An unusual group of large-scale projects filled the winner’s circle at this year’s CNDA ceremony, new evidence of what’s possible when resources link up with local ideas and energy.
Placemaking—The 22nd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony is Thursday, February 18, at the Chicago Hilton.
New Communities Network, Albany Park, North Lawndale—The Chicago Plans 2016 application deadline for communities seeking to learn the ropes of community planning is Monday, February 29, 2016.
Financial Opportunities, Pullman—Braving frigid temperatures, eight LISC AmeriCorps volunteers spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day teaching digital literacy at the Kroc Center in West Pullman.
Financial Opportunities—Seven Chicago FOCs receive Social Innovation Fund grants to implement new programs.
Placemaking, Belmont Cragin—The high-energy planning meeting in the Northwest Side neighborhood gathered final details from residents and gave other local LISC partners new ideas for their own quality-of-life planning process.