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Casa Queretaro, Lake Village East among Winners of Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

Casa Queretaro in Pilsen to receive first place for the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design at the upcoming 24th Annual CNDA.

LISC’s Quality-of-Life Planning Bettering Neighborhoods throughout Chicago

In its third decade, LISC’s Quality-of-Life Planning (QLP) is bringing equitable change to neighborhoods throughout Chicago.

Micro Market Recovery Program Revitalizes Blocks Across Chicago

Through the Micro Market Recovery Program, the City of Chicago, LISC and neighborhood organizations are making communities better and stronger.

Catalyzing Change Through Empty Lots on Chicago’s South Side

Through the Large Lots program, Englewood residents are making their blocks better and stronger.

Evelyn’s Food Love Uses LISC Small Business Loan to Bring Hip New Restaurant to Washington Park

Evelyn Shelton wanted to open a restaurant in Washington Park. A LISC Small Business loan helped her do it.

11th Annual Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Tournament

On August 19, 2017, LISC Chicago hosted the 11th annual Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Tournament at Grant Park.

From Client to Facilitator

How one Chicago woman built on her past to prepare job seekers for the digital age.

It's Officially Hoops in the Hood Season

Hoops in the Hood, LISC Chicago's summer, neighborhood-based basketball program, kicks off its 11th season. This year, 16 community partners are participating.

Bridges to Career Opportunities Graduates Start a New Chapter in Life

Financial Opportunity Center clients find paths to success through the Bridges to Career Opportunities program.

No Small Plans on the Southwest Side

The release of new Quality-of-Life Plans in Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn and Englewood brings fresh strategies and grassroots momentum to longtime LISC partners.

23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Honor Top Community Projects

More than 1,500 people gather to acknowledge excellence in architecture, community organizing, real estate development and other efforts to strengthen neighborhoods.

A Neighborhood of All Stars
Founded by LISC Chicago, Hoops in the Hood gives hundreds of Chicago students an opportunity to play basketball, compete in tournaments and show their team spirit.
Neighborhood Group, CPD Awarded for Making Uptown's Argyle Street Pedestrian Friendly

The Night Market,  a collaboration between Uptown United and the 20th District of the Chicago Police Department, has brought new life to Uptown's Argyle Street.

Englewood Quality-of-Life Business Competition Announces Winners

Englewood companies vie for recognition - and cash - in the Englewood Quality-of-Life Business Competition.

Large Lots in Englewood – Vision and Hard Work Create New Community Assets

This photo essay takes you through the beginning of Sammiria Malcone, Linda Maalik and Delece Williams’ journey to beautify vacant lots in their Englewood neighborhood.

Lending a Hand

It’s clearer than ever how loans from LISC play a critical role in redeveloping communities across the city.

Streets Cleaned, Vets Honored in Day of Service

On Veterans Day, volunteers rolled up their sleeves to clean vacant lots in Auburn Gresham.

‘Meeting Halfway’ Builds Partnerships between Community Organizations and Banks

Through Meeting Halfway, community organizations and banks are working together to bring mainstream financial services to people who desperately need them.

This IS Englewood

New Whole Foods grocery a welcome tipping point for Englewood.

Business District Leadership Program Graduates New Cohort

A new Business District Leadership class hits the streets.

Reclaiming Southwest Chicago

Chicago Lawn, ravaged by foreclosures during the economic downturn, is now seeing the benefits of a shrewd strategy to return abandoned homes to productive use.

Halfway Point for Englewood Quality-of-Life Planning - Ready to Act

In Englewood, quality-of-life planning is a community affair.

Ten Years of Hoops in the Hood: An Oral History

Hoops in the Hood - Participants sound off about the impact of a decade of neighborhood basketball and organizing.

Financial Opportunity Centers: Connecting People to the Local Economy

For the last decade, LISC’s network of Financial Opportunity Centers have helped residents of underserved neighborhoods establish good credit, find jobs, and increase their incomes.

Leading Locally: Chicago Plans Graduates 20th Neighborhood Team

Over the course’s two series, Chicago Plans has now graduated 60 total participants from 20 different communities.

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