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AmeriCorps Does MLK Day of Service Jan 21, 2014

AmeriCorps members cleaned and painted at two Rogers Park schools to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20. 

Travels Here and There by LISC and Partners Mar 1, 2014

LISC staff and partners have traveled recently to New York and Washington to spread the word and to learn from others.

Susana Vasquez Heads To Oslo, for Områdeløft Mar 7, 2014

Executive Director Susana Vasquez is flying to Oslo at the end of March to participate in the annual conference of Husbanken, the State Housing Bank of Norway. 

LISC Adds Four New Members to Board of Advisors Mar 17, 2014

LISC Chicago today formally added four new members to its Board of AdvisorsJulie Chavez, Bank of America; Donna Gerber, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois; Lori Manning, State Farm Insurance; and Jerry Zinkula, Managing Director, Allstate Investments.

Community Members Celebrate GPCC's First Year Mar 24, 2014

Community members, program partners and funders gathered on March 13 at Inspiration Kitchens Garfield Park to celebrate the Garfield Park Community Council's first full year as an independent organization. 

CWF Grads Hailed by Fed Chair Yellen Apr 1, 2014

In Chicago March 31 to give her first public speech as Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen talked about a 62-year-old North Sider who was laid off … but found work with help from a LISC-supported Center for Working Families (CWF).

In Woodlawn, ACA Enrollment at 11th Hour Apr 2, 2014

For the past three Sundays, residents seeking health insurance under the Affordable Care Act got some help with enrollment at the Apostolic Church of God in Woodlawn.

Website Helps Residents Buy $1 Vacant Lots Apr 4, 2014

A new website,, will help Greater Englewood residents, block clubs and nonprofit groups purchase vacant lots for $1.

Cubs Charities Supports Baseball Field Improvements Apr 9, 2014

Cubs Charities and LISC Chicago announced on April 9 the Cubs Charities Diamond Project to improve the quality and safety of local baseball fields in the Chicago area. 

Key to Building Safer Communities: Continuity, Culture Apr 16, 2014

For more than a decade, LISC Chicago's Keri Blackwell has been working with neighborhood organizations on issues of crime and violence. In a blogpost for Strengthening Chicago's Youth, she lays out what works and why. 

LISC Partners with DataMade on Crime-Mapping Tool Apr 25, 2014

A new website called helps community organizations and individuals track crime in any section of Chicago. The tool is a collaboration among local programmers, LISC Chicago and neighborhood partners.

What’s Next for 15-Year-Old Tax-Credit Properties? Apr 30, 2014

LISC, NEF and HUD outline the options for owners of properties that gained 15 years of tax credit benefits.

Enlace's Mike Rodríguez Named Kellogg Fellow May 21, 2014

Enlace Chicago's Executive Director, Michael D. Rodríguez, is one of 24 individuals selected as an inaugural fellow in the national cohort of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network. 

Clarence Hogan Is New Assistant Program Officer Jun 2, 2014

Clarence Hogan has joined the LISC Chicago team as Assistant Program Officer overseeing neighborhood-based digital skills training. 

Bank of America Helps LISC Expand Digital Trainings Jun 5, 2014

Ongoing support from Bank of America has helped LISC Chicago help more job applicants improve their computer and internet skills

Kickstarters for Back of Yards Internet Café, Mural Jun 12, 2014

Two projects from the Back of the Yards are raising funds via the Seed Chicago Kickstarter campaign: an internet café to improve digital access, and a mural on The Plant.

Portal Managers Show Marketing Chops Jul 1, 2014

Managers from community portals throughout the city share strategies for attracting more readers to their websites.

Uptown: Latest News for Asia on Argyle Jul 24, 2014

Uptown: Latest News for Asia on Argyle

Pullman Community Center: Latest Development in Far South Side Transformation Aug 15, 2014

Construction of the Pullman Community Center, a $15 million recreational facility at 104th and Woodlawn, is expected to begin this fall

Chalk the Walk Gets Kids Drawing – and Adults Jawing – about Near North Issues Aug 23, 2014

Neighbors talk the talk at Chalk the Walk.

The Diamond Project Builds Fields, Furthers Dreams Sep 23, 2014

LISC Chicago's Diamond Project, in which the Chicago Cubs are funding the construction or refurbishment of community baselball fields, got a big send-off in the Friendly Confines.

LISC Welcomes City’s Office of Financial Inclusion Sep 24, 2014

A new partner in supporting LISC’s Centers for Working Families and other programs that help low-income families build a better financial future.

U of C, LISC Team Up on Leadership Training Oct 2, 2014

Aspiring leaders in Chicago government and nonprofit circles will have an opportunity to hone their skills thanks to a new fellowship program at the University of Chicago.

MUFG Union Bank Foundation Supports LISC Chicago Oct 3, 2014

MUFG Union Bank Foundation has awarded LISC Chicago a $25,000 grant for its work in Chicago neighborhoods.

Rubin Speaks to Campaign Supporters Oct 14, 2014

Photos from a LISC Chicago event featuring Robert Rubin, LISC's National Board Chair, and leadership level donors to the Campaign for Neighborhoods.

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