Economic Development—A new Business District Leadership class hits the streets.
Housing, Chicago Lawn—Chicago Lawn, ravaged by foreclosures during the economic downturn, is now seeing the benefits of a shrewd strategy to return abandoned homes to productive use.
Englewood—In Englewood, quality-of-life planning is a community affair.
Health, Placemaking—Hoops in the Hood - Participants sound off about the impact of a decade of neighborhood basketball and organizing.
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.
Placemaking, Woodlawn—Over the course’s two series, Chicago Plans has now graduated 60 total participants from 20 different communities.
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.
Placemaking—A new group of community organization members is learning the ropes of planning through the Chicago Plans workshops.
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—Neighborhood groups are expanding their conception of community development to include an emphasis on health. LISC is helping to facilitate this shift.
Financial Opportunities, Placemaking—Subsidized bike share program continues through five Financial Opportunity Centers.
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.
Placemaking—The Forum at the 22nd annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony addressed different perspectives about how to develop underserved neighborhoods.