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If there is a key to effective comprehensive community development, it may be a community’s ability to nurture, cultivate and reward local leaders. This section includes tools and strategies for LISC and other organizations to support local initiatives and develop and partner with resident leaders.

Institute Articles

Read our coverage of Leading issues and ideas in the In The News section of this website.

Other Resources

Sample NCP Board Resolution ~ Lead Agency Participation

To ensure the commitment of selected lead agencies for the New Communities Program, LISC Chicago developed this resolution, which was then signed by the president of the board for each lead agency.

Strategic Planning Tip Sheet

This short outline goes through the various steps that go into strategic planning with the community: engagement, planning and documentation/communication.

"GO Neighborhoods' Tools and Publications"

GO Neighborhoods is a comprehensive community development approach that leverages resources by working across traditionally disconnected sectors including housing and real estate, family income and wealth, economic development, quality education and healthy environments and lifestyle. The website’s “Tools and Publications” page offers a collection of tools used by GO Neighborhoods, program management materials for Go Neighborhood community partners, LISC resources for building sustainable communities and publications from Houston LISC and GO Neighborhoods.

Articles, Reports & Evaluation

Defining Community Capacity: A Framework and Implications from a Comprehensive Community Initiative… Continue

    Lead Agency Responsibilities

    This template outlines the responsibilities of the lead agency/convening agency in a typical… Continue

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