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LISC AmeriCorps Interest Form Aug 20, 2015

Over the last 15 years, LISC Chicago, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), has supported approximately 250 AmeriCorps members who have completed one- or…

22nd Annual CNDA Applications Now Being Accepted Jul 16, 2015

Recognizing outstanding achievement in neighborhood real estate development, communityengagement, neighborhood planning, and building stronger and healthier communities.

FOC Video Feature - St. Sabina Employment Resource Center Jul 14, 2015

Like its peer organizations across the city, the St. Sabina FOC strives to provide Chicagoans with the support and connection to the resources they need to truly regain their financial footing.

FOC/CWF Video Feature - Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. Jul 7, 2015

Through its Financial Opportunity Center, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. (POAH) offers residents personalized financial coaching, public benefits screening, and employment counseling, among…

FOC/CWF Video Feature - North Lawndale Employment Network Jun 23, 2015

A member of the LISC Chicago FOC network, the North Lawndale Employment Network provides a three-pronged approach to helping residents reach solid financial footing. Through employment services,…

FOC/CWF Video Feature - Jane Addams Resource Corporation Jun 16, 2015

The JARC Center employs a three-pronged approach of employment assistance, benefits screening and financial coaching to help clients better understand their financial situation and develop plans for…

Organizing for—and with—a Community Plan Jun 11, 2015

As part of an ongoing LISC’s series of community organizing and engagement workshops, a recent panel discussed the power of a community plan—and what it takes to unleash that power

FOC/CWF Video Feature - Metropolitan Family Services Jun 9, 2015

A member of the LISC Chicago network of FOCs/Centers for Working Families (CWFs), Metropolitan Family Services' staff works with nearby residents to provide a diverse slate of financial tools aimed…

FOC/CWF Video Feature - Chicago Commons Jun 1, 2015

Over the course of its history, Chicago Commons has assisted more than 400 residents of the West Humboldt Park community, emphasizing holistic financial wellness.

CWF/FOC Video Feature - Instituto Del Progreso Latino May 26, 2015

A member of the LISC Chicago network of FOCs/CWFs, the Instituto’s FOC serves to provide Latino immigrants with the resources they need to become contributing, functional members of American…

CWF/FOC Video Feature - Center for Changing Lives May 19, 2015

Center for Changing Lives offers a comprehensive package of financial tools, all of which are rooted in individualized coaching. Through personalized processes, staffers assist residents in securing…

CWF Video Feature – Central States SER May 12, 2015

A member of the LISC Chicago network of CWFs – also known as Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) – Central States SER provides financial coaching, employment services and benefits…

CWF Video Feature - The Cara Program May 5, 2015

A member of the LISC Chicago network of Centers for Working Families (CWF) – also referred to as Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) – The Cara Program provides job placement, income…

For Neighborhoods, What Makes a Leader? May 4, 2015

A leadership development workshop kicks off the next round of a LISC series that explores best practices in community organizing and engagement

CWF Video Feature - Southwest REACH Center Apr 28, 2015

The Southwest REACH Center helps residents with job placement, financial coaching and income support services, and also provides housing counseling, which is particularly important because of the…

LISC Chicago and Cubs Charities Announce 2015 Diamond Project Apr 22, 2015

Cubs Charities announce the launch of the 2015 Cubs Charities Diamond Project. In 2014, Cubs Charities introduced the Diamond Project and awarded more than $330,000 to seven projects across Chicago…

First CWF Video Feature - Safer Foundation Apr 20, 2015

Safer Foundation Video

Now what? Buyers of $1 Large Lots Get Tips on the Art of “Placemaking” Apr 7, 2015

Makazin Alexander came looking for practical advice but left with something more – a notepad full of fresh ideas on what she and her husband could do with their newly-acquired triple lot on the…

Summer PlayStreets 2015 - Request for Proposals (South Region) Apr 2, 2015

With support from the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Active Transportation Alliance (Active Trans), LISC Chicago (LISC), and World Sport Chicago (WSC) are pleased…

Civic Tech Can Help Build a Stronger City Apr 1, 2015

You know when there is a perfect intersection between passion and profession—when the things you spend your time on 60 hours a week align with those things you feel are important to make the…

Recapitalizing Affordable Housing - Training Mar 31, 2015

Please join LISC Chicago and experts from our national LISC Housing program, along with Marc Jahr of Community Development Futures and Virginia Pace of Lightengale Group, for this FREE training to…

The “State” of the State Budget Mar 24, 2015

Virtually every neighborhood and community group allied with LISC Chicago’s local network will be impacted negatively unless the legislature reverses the severe state budget cuts being proposed…

LISC Chicago Adds Three New Members to Board of Advisors Mar 23, 2015

LISC Chicago today formally added three new members to its Board of Advisors . The new board members include, Shelley Stern Grach, director, Technology and Civic Engagement at Microsoft Corporation;…

Reavis: The Little School That Could Mar 19, 2015

Among the mansions and parks of South Drexel Boulevard sits Reavis Elementary School, a small, two-story brick box whose 1950s pedigree is at odds with the architectural and historical splendor…

Chicago Neighborhoods 2015 ‘Snapshot’ Mar 9, 2015

A comprehensive overview of Chicago’s 77 community areas was released Friday by The Chicago Community Trust after nearly a year of work.

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