All news—Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC), which has played a major role reshaping the Mid South Side, is celebrating its 10 anniversary this week.
All news—Affordable apartments in some converted buildings on West North Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood were a long time coming, and for good reason. See what took so long.
All news—World Business Chicago is excited about the potential of the Kickstarter website to “catalyze reinvestment, grow small businesses and spur employment growth.”
All news—LISC Chicago’s Neighborhood Network is gearing up for a tidal wave of change around health care as implementation begins this year on the Affordable Care Act.
All news—The former Viceroy Hotel on Chicago's Near West Side has been transformed into an 89-unit affordable apartment building, thus preserving a landmarked structure and providing shelter to people who… Continue
All news—LISC Chicago's Neighborhood Safety Initiative will take a 360-degree approach to fighting violent crime in South Chicago and North Lawndale.
All news—Evidence continues to grow that trauma like abuse, neglect and witnessing violence at an early age rewires children’s brains and thus adversely affects their mental health going forward.
All news—In the complex business of urban community development, no vehicle matches the leverage and impact of every dollar invested quite like LISC Chicago.
All news—Finding and financing “good buyers” is key to saving thousands of abandoned houses in the wake of the foreclosure fiasco
All news—Woodlawn is rising again … though the challenges, like gravity, seem never to go away. Its comeback slowed by the Great Recession, its people saddened by the death of a beloved leader, the… Continue
All news—The Southwest Organizing Project, LISC Chicago’s New Communities Program lead agency in Chicago Lawn, has received a $750,000 award from the MacArthur Foundation in recognition of its efforts… Continue
All news—The 19th annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards honored and highlighted a variety of projects throughout the city.
All news—Health and fitness are significant issues in neighborhoods throughout the city, rich and poor alike. In Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago, neighborhood… Continue
All news—Spurred in part by the threat of school closings, groups in neighborhoods served by LISC Chicago’s New Communities Program are organizing like never before to influence district decision-making.
LISC Chicago connects neighborhoods to the resources they need to become stronger and healthier.
LISC Chicago in the news
The work LISC Chicago is doing to stem violence and improve safety was recently cited in a Sun-Times op-ed by Mayor Emanuel, Police Superintendent McCarthy and Department of Family and Support Services Commissioner Diaz. LISC Chicago Executive Director Susana Vasquez was also featured in an Allstate video about community response to violence.
Web use up in Smart Communities
Residents of LISC Chicago's Smart Communities are using the Internet 15 percent more compared to other neighborhoods that haven't had access to the digital training programs, according to a new study by Broadband Illinois.
LISC Chicago Executive Director Susana Vasquez featured in Chicago Tribune (Trib digital subscription required).
Centers for Working Families
Tu Multimedia's Sarahmaria Gomez and Alex Fledderjohn have made many videos about LISC and Chicago neighborhoods. Their latest explains how LISC Chicago's Centers for Working Families have spawned the development of financial opportunity centers throughout the country.
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Photo of the Week
Courtesy Near North Unity Project
More than 200 youth and adults in the Near North community participated like champions in Play Streets at Stanton Park. Near North Play Streets is part of a national program and funded partly by LISC Chicago. Read all about it.....
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