Economic Development, Housing, Lending—It’s clearer than ever how loans from LISC play a critical role in redeveloping communities across the city.
Economic Development, Auburn Gresham—On Veterans Day, volunteers rolled up their sleeves to clean vacant lots in Auburn Gresham.
Financial Opportunities—Through Meeting Halfway, community organizations and banks are working together to bring mainstream financial services to people who desperately need them.
Economic Development, Financial Opportunities, Englewood—New Whole Foods grocery a welcome tipping point for Englewood.
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.