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.
Education, Chicago Lawn—Marquette Elementary School in Chicago Lawn nearly hit bottom a few years ago. But through a school turnaound, a neighborhood organization, and a new health center provider, it's bounced back.
Financial Opportunities—Through multiple installments, a recently-completed LISC Chicago video series offered an inside an inside look at LISC’s network of Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs).
Economic Development, Financial Opportunities—Through Chicago’s new Divvy for Everyone (D4E) program, eligible riders can join Divvy for just $5 by signing up at one of five neighborhood Financial Opportunity Centers.
Auburn Gresham, East Garfield Park, Logan Square, Pilsen—LISC workshop explores how to keep growing and using the power of community organizing after plans are done and the implementation begins.
Economic Development, Pullman—Pullman, the historic Far South Side neighborhood that once produced railway sleeping cars, has reinvented itself as a place to host new manufacturers such as Method soap.
Economic Development—LISC Chicago completes $40 million fundraising goal. Celebration ensues.