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Areas of Work & Neighborhoods from past year

LISC’s Quality-of-Life Planning Bettering Neighborhoods throughout Chicago

In its third decade, LISC’s Quality-of-Life Planning (QLP) is bringing equitable change to neighborhoods throughout Chicago.

Micro Market Recovery Program Revitalizes Blocks Across Chicago

Through the Micro Market Recovery Program, the City of Chicago, LISC and neighborhood organizations are making communities better and stronger.

Catalyzing Change Through Empty Lots on Chicago’s South Side

Through the Large Lots program, Englewood residents are making their blocks better and stronger.

Evelyn’s Food Love Uses LISC Small Business Loan to Bring Hip New Restaurant to Washington Park

Evelyn Shelton wanted to open a restaurant in Washington Park. A LISC Small Business loan helped her do it.

11th Annual Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Tournament

On August 19, 2017, LISC Chicago hosted the 11th annual Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Tournament at Grant Park.

From Client to Facilitator

How one Chicago woman built on her past to prepare job seekers for the digital age.

It's Officially Hoops in the Hood Season

Hoops in the Hood, LISC Chicago's summer, neighborhood-based basketball program, kicks off its 11th season. This year, 16 community partners are participating.

Bridges to Career Opportunities Graduates Start a New Chapter in Life

Financial Opportunity Center clients find paths to success through the Bridges to Career Opportunities program.

No Small Plans on the Southwest Side

The release of new Quality-of-Life Plans in Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn and Englewood brings fresh strategies and grassroots momentum to longtime LISC partners.

23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Honor Top Community Projects

More than 1,500 people gather to acknowledge excellence in architecture, community organizing, real estate development and other efforts to strengthen neighborhoods.

A Neighborhood of All Stars
Founded by LISC Chicago, Hoops in the Hood gives hundreds of Chicago students an opportunity to play basketball, compete in tournaments and show their team spirit.
Neighborhood Group, CPD Awarded for Making Uptown's Argyle Street Pedestrian Friendly

The Night Market,  a collaboration between Uptown United and the 20th District of the Chicago Police Department, has brought new life to Uptown's Argyle Street.


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