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Chicago, Implementing—Curated "Kickstart" pages give worthwhile community projects in Chicago an opportunity to appeal directly to supporters for funding.
Kansas City, Healthy Residents, Parks, Open Space & Greening—Residents of Kansas City neighborhoods that are supported by LISC had lower blood pressure than similar neighborhoods without LISC programs, according to researchers.
Community Safety, Newark—At a summit in Newark, N.J., experts on crime prevention, community organizations, Greater Newark LISC and police sat down and talked about a new era in fighting local crime.
Commercial and Economic Development, Philadelphia—A model block and other new programs offer a commercial corridor in Philadelphia’s Fishtown community a chance to shine.
Commercial and Economic Development, Pittsburgh—MetroEdge starts researching how to foster a grassroots mainstay in Pittsburgh.
Planning, Affordable Housing, Thinking Out Loud—More than half a dozen key LISC staff on the East Coast participated in a roundtable to discuss the effects of Hurricane Sandy and what it means for their cities and communities moving forward.
Planning, Implementing—Five big ideas for how CDCs and other local organizations can play a key role in helping their communities recover from disaster.
Planning, Affordable Housing, Parks, Open Space & Greening—Thanks to a program that provides a comprehensive perspective on green development, urban neighborhoods are giving a new look at saving the environment.
Thinking Out Loud—Operations for the Institute move to LISC headquarters in New York.
Neighborhoods are complex systems that require many elements to work well, from decent housing and safe streets to employment opportunities, good schools, and access to shopping, health care and other services.
The LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development was established to advance the field of comprehensive community development, which works to address many neighborhood issue at once and in concert. Read more about the Institute.
Helping Neighbors Build Communities
Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management is a wide-ranging and deep website by the Wallace Foundation that provides a wealth of resources for nonprofits to keep fiscally healthy.
"Transit Law’s Impact on Local Joint Development" is a report from Los Angeles detailing the rules for using federal funding for transit-oriented development on affordable housing projects.
The Center for the Study of Arts and Community works to build new working relationships between the arts and the broader community, including training for artists and their community partners.
Model Joint Use Agreement Resources is a web page with resources to help a community come to an agreement with a local school to use its playgrounds and other facilities.
For more resources for comprehensive community development, visit How To Do It.
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