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Financial Opportunity Centers: Connecting People to the Local EconomyFinancial Opportunity Centers: Connecting People to the Local Economy

Financial Opportunities—For the last decade, LISC’s network of Financial Opportunity Centers have helped residents of underserved neighborhoods establish good credit, find jobs, and increase their incomes.

Leading Locally: Chicago Plans Graduates 20th Neighborhood TeamLeading Locally: Chicago Plans Graduates 20th Neighborhood Team

Placemaking, Woodlawn—Over the course’s two series, Chicago Plans has now graduated 60 total participants from 20 different communities.

From Planning to Action on the Northwest SideFrom Planning to Action on the Northwest Side

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.

Chicago Plans 2016Chicago Plans 2016

Placemaking—A new group of community organization members is learning the ropes of planning through the Chicago Plans workshops.

Batter Up! Better Fields = Better BallBatter Up! Better Fields = Better Ball

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, Community Development Go Hand-in-HandHealth, Community Development Go Hand-in-Hand

Health—Neighborhood groups are expanding their conception of community development to include an emphasis on health. LISC is helping to facilitate this shift.

Affordable Divvy For Everyone Enters Second YearAffordable Divvy For Everyone Enters Second Year

Financial Opportunities, Placemaking—Subsidized bike share program continues through five Financial Opportunity Centers.

Business District Leadership Program Begins Second Class with 20 New Neighborhood ParticipantsBusiness District Leadership Program Begins Second Class with 20 New Neighborhood Participants

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.

CNDA Forum: Strategies That Work, Policies That Don’tCNDA Forum: Strategies That Work, Policies That Don’t

Placemaking—The Forum at the 22nd annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony addressed different perspectives about how to develop underserved neighborhoods.

Big Scale of CNDA Winners Says Much about Local Development CapacityBig Scale of CNDA Winners Says Much about Local Development Capacity

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.

How to Make Neighborhoods Better and Stronger? Attend CNDA and Find OutHow to Make Neighborhoods Better and Stronger? Attend CNDA and Find Out

Placemaking—The 22nd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony is Thursday, February 18, at the Chicago Hilton.

Chicago Plans 2015 Ends…Chicago Plans 2016 BeginsChicago Plans 2015 Ends…Chicago Plans 2016 Begins

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.

AmeriCorps MLK Day of ServiceAmeriCorps MLK Day of Service

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.

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