Business, Housing, Placemaking—The Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards celebrate excellent architecture, real estate development, and personal achievement. Here are the 2014 winners.
Business, Housing, Placemaking—Energy and inspiration flow from annual awards ceremony that draws from across Chicago’s community development world.
Education, Health, Auburn Gresham—At Perspectives-Calumet Middle Academy in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, the health center, which was built through a partnership with Elev8 Chicago, is thriving. Since May 2008, the health center… Continue
Business, Civic Tech, Income and Credit-Building—More than $1.1 million invested by LISC for expanded trainings and digital resources, helping neighborhoods connect to portals, EveryBlock, open data and more.
North Lawndale—New Fair Housing Exhibit Center celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic 1966 sojourn in Chicago … and a neighborhood’s revival
Health—Chicagoans enrolling for medical insurance through the Affordable Care Act have benefitted from the services of LISC Chicago's Healthy Communities Campaign, which is working with 21 neighborhood… Continue
General news—What’s the impact of programs to improve safety, housing or education? Five neighborhood partnerships are using data and tightly structured programs to find out.
Civic Tech—At a recent Urban Forum on technology and resilience, LISC’s executive director cautioned that “shiny new toys” are no substitute for trusted relationships.
Business, Civic Tech, Health, Back of the Yards, Chicago Lawn, Pilsen—Tech efforts are popping up all across LISC’s neighborhood network as community groups take small but important steps into the high-tech world.
General news—Deep relationships and shared know-how propel New Communities into new phase of collaboration.
Health—Trained and certified outreach and enrollment specialists, called navigators, have been spreading the word in 24 neighborhoods as part of LISC's Healthy Communities Campaign.
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The New York Times describes Twin Accounts, a program created by LISC Chicago's Ricki Lowitz that allows low-wage-earners access to fundamental financial instruments and conveniences necessary for everyday life. Read all about it.
In a Dec. 30 guest op-ed in Crain's Chicago Business, LISC Chicago's Executive Director Susana Vasquez says that she hears from neighborhood partners "a readiness to think boldly, use data and build power to change the trajectory of this city by first changing the trajectory of our neighborhoods." Read her commentary.
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