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Financial Opportunities—Videos will spotlight LISC Chicago's Centers for Working Families

Near North Has a Plan of Its Own, Thank YouNear North Has a Plan of Its Own, Thank You

Economic Development, Housing, Near North Side—Plans issued from on-high have shaped, and mis-shaped, Chicago’s Near North neighborhood for over a half century. But now there’s a new plan, one guided by folks who actually live there,… Continue

Old Pullman Wins at CNDA … As Do Young LeadersOld Pullman Wins at CNDA … As Do Young Leaders

Housing, Placemaking—From a fast-unfolding plan to redevelop the historic Pullman District on the Far South Side to the stunning rehab of a run-down SRO hotel on the North, the 2015 Chicago Neighborhood Development… Continue

Listen Up! Youth Speaks at CNDA on Feb. 17Listen Up! Youth Speaks at CNDA on Feb. 17

Economic Development, Housing—The 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhoods Award Ceremony is February 17, 2015 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave.

AmeriCorps Provides Pipeline of Talent, EnergyAmeriCorps Provides Pipeline of Talent, Energy

Civic Tech, Education, Financial Opportunities—Members learn about community development while working with middle-school students, teaching digital skills or playing sports.

Police-Community Programs Win MetLife Foundation AwardsPolice-Community Programs Win MetLife Foundation Awards

Safety, Little Village, North Lawndale—Police, Enlace Chicago and the North Lawndale Employment Network are honored for making their neighborhoods safer places to live.

Community Organizing: Step One for Neighborhood ChangeCommunity Organizing: Step One for Neighborhood Change

Placemaking, Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, South Chicago—A series of workshops gives LISC’s neighborhood partners an opportunity to share what they’ve learned about building community engagement, power and voice.

Can Big Plans Connect to Neighborhoods?Can Big Plans Connect to Neighborhoods?

Placemaking—A LISC panel explored how big projects like the Lucas Museum and Obama Library can have an impact far beyond downtown.

Hundreds Help Reclaim Southwest Side HousingHundreds Help Reclaim Southwest Side Housing

Housing, Chicago Lawn—A rally featuring Gov. Quinn celebrates the first building in a program to buy, rehab and restore foreclosures on the Southwest Side.

At City Club, Vasquez Calls for ‘New Vision’At City Club, Vasquez Calls for ‘New Vision’

Economic Development, Placemaking—In an October 16 address to a sold-out crowd, LISC Chicago’s executive director talked about the need for “civic infrastructure” to build stronger neighborhoods.

Want to Get People Back to Work? Fill the Basic Skills GapWant to Get People Back to Work? Fill the Basic Skills Gap

Financial Opportunities, Albany Park—Bridge programs help prepare workers for good jobs.

Shops & Lofts Lesson: Never Give UpShops & Lofts Lesson: Never Give Up

Housing, Lending, Quad Communities—Mixed-use miracle at 47th & Cottage re-energizes Bronzeville and reaffirms the power of perseverance.

Cubs Charities Diamond Project a Home Run for Neighborhood BaseballCubs Charities Diamond Project a Home Run for Neighborhood Baseball

Placemaking, Albany Park, Back of the Yards—Community groups from around the city are getting funding and training to improve their youth baseball facilities, thanks to the Cubs and LISC.

Keeping It RealKeeping It Real

Placemaking, Little Village, Quad Communities—LISC’s partners, programs and ideas about neighborhood vitality were woven into this year’s UIC Urban Forum.

Businesses Reap Dividends of 'Special' Tax ZoneBusinesses Reap Dividends of 'Special' Tax Zone

Economic Development, Back of the Yards, Quad Communities—Around the city, LISC is helping communities establish and run Special Service Areas to cover the costs of security, beautification and special events for local small businesses.


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