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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.

New Grant for Financial Opportunity CentersNew Grant for Financial Opportunity Centers

Financial Opportunities—Seven Chicago FOCs receive Social Innovation Fund grants to implement new programs.

A New Stage for Belmont Cragin…and, Quality-of-Life Planning in Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn and EnglewoodA New Stage for Belmont Cragin…and, Quality-of-Life Planning in Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn and Englewood

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.

Civic Tech Done Right – Community Driven, Community Responsive, Community FriendlyCivic Tech Done Right – Community Driven, Community Responsive, Community Friendly

Civic Tech—How community developers and software creators work together to make neighborhoods better and stronger.

Dream of Fields? LISC Helps It Come True at Kelly ParkDream of Fields? LISC Helps It Come True at Kelly Park

Placemaking, Brighton Park—Brighton Park residents celebrate new football field at Kelly Park.

Launched: Chicago Plans WorkshopsLaunched: Chicago Plans Workshops

Placemaking—Chicago Plans provides participants with the theory and skills necessary to convene community-planning processes rooted in inclusivity and meaningful engagement.

BDL Grads Put Theories to TestBDL Grads Put Theories to Test

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.

New Class of LISC AmeriCorps Service BeginsNew Class of LISC AmeriCorps Service Begins

Economic Development, Financial Opportunities—The 21st class of LISC AmeriCorps members has begun working with Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) across Chicago.

Data Processing: Know Your NeighborhoodData Processing: Know Your Neighborhood

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.

Across the World, Across the StreetAcross the World, Across the Street

Education—Unpacking lessons about poverty, development and race in Chicago from the Civic Leadership Academy’s trip to Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hit the Trail? Neighbors Aim to Stay Near 'The 606'Hit the Trail? Neighbors Aim to Stay Near 'The 606'

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.

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