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Big Data + Large Lots = Fast Start for City ProgramBig Data + Large Lots = Fast Start for City Program

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

WINGS Shelter Coming to Southwest SideWINGS Shelter Coming to Southwest Side

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.

Neighborhoods Beckon with Summer ActivitiesNeighborhoods Beckon with Summer Activities

Placemaking, East Garfield Park, Near North Side—Basketball, jazz and family play bring people together and build community in safe, healthy environments

Response to Violence: Build 'Culture of Peace'Response to Violence: Build "Culture of Peace"

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.

Graduating Seniors Testify to Elev8’s StrengthsGraduating Seniors Testify to Elev8’s Strengths

Education, Auburn Gresham—Middle-school enrichment program opened eyes of students, changing their trajectory through high school and beyond.

AmeriCorps Provides Pipeline of Talent, EnergyAmeriCorps Provides Pipeline of Talent, Energy

Civic Tech, Education, Income and Credit-Building—Members learn about community development while working with middle-school students, teaching digital skills or playing sports

Ribbon Cutting for ‘Little Heaven’ on ArmitageRibbon Cutting for ‘Little Heaven’ on Armitage

Housing, Lending, Humboldt Park, Logan Square—Community leaders and public officials celebrated the official opening of Zapata Apartments on April 24.

TRP Plans 45 Apartments at 17th and DamenTRP Plans 45 Apartments at 17th and Damen

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, after the state in… Continue

Planned and Delivered: Long March to Zapata Apts.Planned and Delivered: Long March to Zapata Apts.

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.

Portals Project: Add More Community VoicesPortals Project: Add More Community Voices

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

Chicago Southwest Rehabs … One Family at a TimeChicago Southwest Rehabs … One Family at a Time

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

In 22nd Ward, Residents Get Say in ‘Menu’ MoneyIn 22nd Ward, Residents Get Say in ‘Menu’ Money

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

As Deadline Looms, ACA Enrollments Pick UpAs Deadline Looms, ACA Enrollments Pick Up

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.


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Chicago Tonight: How LISC Twin Accounts Build Credit
LISC's Ricki Lowitz explains how a secured credit card can quickly change a person's credit rating. Also read the written story by WTTW's Brandis Friedman.


How to build credit, save $$

The New York Times describes Twin Accounts, a program created by LISC Chicago's Ricki Lowitz that allows low-wage-earners access to fundamental financial instruments and conveniences necessary for everyday life. Read all about it.



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