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RFP: Capacity Building for Economic Resilience

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We are pleased to release this request for proposals for capacity-building for economic resilience. Community-based organizations in Massachusetts with proven success developing both affordable housing and economic opportunity programs are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000.

Download the full RFP here. Applications are due by Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Required attachments: 

RFP Clarifications and Corrections:

1) Attachment A – On the bottom right, where it says "Percent of projected 2015 income," it should read 2017.

2) Attachment D ("Work Plan") is a sample. The work plan dates should be from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018




2017-18 AmeriCorps Applications

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We are happy to announce that for the upcoming 2017-2018 AmeriCorps service year the LISC Boston office has been awarded 7 full-time LISC AmeriCorps positions, one quarter time position, and one summer only position that are available. 


MEN in the News

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Jarred Johnson, Millennium Ten Coordinator at Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, spoke to Chris Lovett of Boston Neighborhood Network News about the Male Engagement Network. The group, created by LISC Boston to address mental health with men of color in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan, will celebrate its official launch on June 10, 8:30-10:30 at the Kroc Center in Dorchester.  The event is free and open to all men of color.


Mattapan Photo Essay

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Check out this gorgeous photo essay about Mattapan created by Borja Santos Porras, who generously granted us permission to publish it here. Click to view all pages.


Report: Increasing Ridership on the Fairmount Line

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The Boston Foundation recently released a new report, "Increasing Ridership on the Fairmount Line." The Fairmount Indigo Network was a critical partner in identifying challenges and strategies for increasing ridership, including improving station access, reducing travel time to South Station, offering free transfers, and much more. The full report is available here.


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