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As Deadline Looms, ACA Enrollments Pick Up
Neighborhood “navigators” are out in force this week as many Americans face a March 31 deadline for enrollment in new health insurance programs under the Affordable Care Act.
Questions (and Answers) as Data Mindset Takes Hold
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.
Boeing Honors Susana Vasquez as ‘Game Changer’
LISC Chicago recognized for innovation in community development and quality-of-life programs.
NCP Neighborhood Network Gears Up for 2014
Deep relationships and shared know-how propel New Communities into new phase of collaboration.
For Stronger City, Begin Planning in Neighborhoods
The Tribune says our city should mount a new planning effort on the scale of Daniel Burnam's 1909 Plan of Chicago. That planning should start in the neighborhoods and take a comprehensive approach.
Q: How Do You Make Chicago Stronger? A: Invest in Chicago Neighborhoods
LISC Chicago supporters joined board members and staff at Little Black Pearl on September 24 for the launch of LISC's Campaign for Stronger Neighborhoods, an ambitious effort to raise $40 million to…
Susana Vasquez Named LISC Executive Director
Susana Vasquez, who for nearly two decades has worked to redevelop Chicago neighborhoods, is the new executive director of LISC’s Chicago office.
Andy Mooney Joins Emanuel Administration
Executive director of LISC/Chicago for the past 15 years, Mooney has served as interim commissioner of Chicago's Department of Housing and Economic Development for the last five months--and will stay…
Daley 'Here at Least in Spirit' at CNDA
Cook County Board Chair Toni Preckwinkle received the newly renamed Richard M. Daley Friend of the Neighborhoods Award, among several others bestowed on community leaders and community groups at…
Candidates Quizzed on Neighborhood Issues
CNDA Forum’s 1-on-1 format elicits mayoral hopefuls’ grasp of, and proposals for, community development
LISC/Chicago Awards $1.73 Million to Expand Centers for Working Families
LISC/Chicago is granting $1.73 million to 10 community organizations to establish and expand Centers for Working Families, which provide employment training, financial counseling and debt…
Mooney Named Interim City Department Chief
Mayor Daley on Nov. 19 appointed Andrew J. Mooney as interim head of the city’s new Department of Housing and Economic Development.
LISC Launches Community Development Institute
LISC/Chicago will manage a new venture for the national LISC network, the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development.
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