Placemaking—The 22nd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony is Thursday, February 18, at the Chicago Hilton.
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.
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.
Financial Opportunities—Seven Chicago FOCs receive Social Innovation Fund grants to implement new programs.
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—How community developers and software creators work together to make neighborhoods better and stronger.
Placemaking, Brighton Park—Brighton Park residents celebrate new football field at Kelly Park.
Placemaking—Chicago Plans provides participants with the theory and skills necessary to convene community-planning processes rooted in inclusivity and meaningful engagement.
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.