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.
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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.
This short outline goes through the various steps that go into strategic planning with the community: engagement, planning and documentation/communication.
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.
LISC Experts Online: "Neighborhood Networks: Connecting Residents to Opportunities"
This 2007 webinar offers strategies, template materials and tips to start building local public/private partnerships and strategic alliances. Listen to experts from Operation Hope, Inc. and LISC discuss reasons to partner, the benefits of partnering, finding a partner, sustaining a partnership and its success. Webinar materials include templates for networking and meeting follow-up letters, partnership agreements, Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Agreement, as well as other tools to get started. Webinar and materials
LISC Experts Online: "A Woman’s Place is in the House - of Representatives!"
Learn how Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur supports the community development field and strengthen a growing legacy of female leadership in the United States House of Representatives in this 2005 webinar. Webinar and materials
LISC Experts Online: "Power of Partnership: Leading CDCs Beyond Projects and into Community Change"
Hear Jim Capraro, executive director of the Greater Southwest Development Corporation, discuss how to use the power of partnerships for increasing visibility and collaborations to leverage time and talent to transform communities in this 2005 webinar. Webinar and materials
Defining Community Capacity: A Framework and Implications from a Comprehensive Community Initiative… Continue
This template outlines the responsibilities of the lead agency/convening agency in a typical… Continue