Economic Development—BDL grads display "neighborhood change" projects and reflect on their experiences together. Applications for the next leadership class are being accepted through December 11.
Economic Development, Financial Opportunities—The 21st class of LISC AmeriCorps members has begun working with Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) across Chicago.
Education, Englewood, Little Village, Near North Side, Pilsen—LISC is helping community organizations get a grip on municipal data to make the case for what their neighborhoods need.
Education—Unpacking lessons about poverty, development and race in Chicago from the Civic Leadership Academy’s trip to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Housing, Placemaking, Humboldt Park, Logan Square—Everybody loves The 606. But conversion of the old rail track into a popular walking/cycling path is having unintended consequences for some long-time residents.
Placemaking, Chicago Lawn—A new playing field opens in Marquette Park. Cal Ripken Jr., Cubs, and neighborhood organizations lead celebration.
Economic Development, Quad Communities—There's a point when community-based developers shift from chasing any kind of investment to cultivating those that best meet the needs of local residents. That's happening in Bronzeville now.
Placemaking, Englewood, Little Village—Slow Roll Chicago organizes weekly bicycle rides in underserved Chicago communities to promote cycling, fitness and neighborhood pride. Recent rides were in Englewood and Little Village.
Economic Development—The first commercial district managers to complete LISC Chicago’s Business District Leadership (BDL) program recently graduated.
Placemaking—A far-ranging and frank conversation about issues of race, class and gender at the LISC community organizing and engagement workshop series.
Placemaking—The 22nd annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony is on February 18, 2016, at the Chicago Hilton & Towers. Applications for the awards are due on September 10, 2015.
New Communities Network—LISC Chicago is accepting applications for Chicago Plans, a new workshop series for nonprofit and community leaders designed to strengthen engagement and facilitation skills.
Health, Chicago Lawn, Little Village, South Chicago—Health care providers, residents and community-based organizations teamed up to rethink how to improve health and wellness in Chicago Lawn, Little Village and South Chicago.
Auburn Gresham, Belmont Cragin, Chicago Lawn, Englewood—Fueled by resources raised through its recently completed Campaign for Stronger Neighborhoods, LISC Chicago is gearing up for a new round of neighborhood planning.
Belmont Cragin—Full house of community members in changing Northwest Side neighborhood kicks off the latest locally led quality-of-life planning process.