BostonLISC.org

Resilient Communities / Resilient Families

Connect Program Launched in Chelsea

E-mail Print PDF

On Thursday, January 19th the new collaboration Chelsea CONNECT officially launched.  Boston LISC was an early funder of the program which combines financial and employment services in one place.  Details of the event were featured in the Chelsea Record:

"The Federal Reserve Bank in Boston and a Boston legal firm were at the nexus last Thursday of a groundbreaking human services collaboration in Chelsea that could set the standard for the rest of the country.

Read more...
 

Millennium Ten Kick-Off - What's your story?

E-mail Print PDF

Time and time again, community events show us that when you give folks a comfortable environment and the opportunity to speak, they will!  On Saturday, October 29th organizations, leaders, community members and residents braved the downpour to gather around Millennium Ten's storytelling campaign, the 100 Days Campaign.

Guests were greeted by Millennium Ten representatives behind information tables promoting some of Dorchester's youth, health, and green initiatives. In the convening room, individuals and families sat and chatted over cookies and cider, periodically getting up to participate in surrounding activities including an interactive timeline, face-painting, and contributing to a word collage describing the community.

Read more...
 

A Common Vision

E-mail Print PDF

August 9, 2011

The Boston LISC Resilient Communities/Resilient Families Initiative is highlighted on the website of the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development. Read about the visioning process and the new community organizers: Jeff Stone for Mattapan Family Service Center and Paul Francois for Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation here.

Jim Capraro, who on behalf of LISC has helped such efforts in 12 cities and two rural areas, discussed the concept of comprehensive community development, facilitated the training session.

Read more...
 

Camaraderie is in the Air

E-mail Print PDF

August 9, 2011

Leaders of Mattapan United, Codman Square/Four Corners, and Nuestra Comunidad, as part of the Resilient Communities/Resilient Families Initiative, met this spring to start conversations that will lead to develop a quality of life plan for their communities.

These three neighborhoods will be working hard to create an open, safe and comfortable environment to facilitate honest discussions to uncover what community members are thinking and saying.

This conversation starts with one-on-one interviews with residents, leadership of local agencies, and neighborhood businesses. You can also read a sample interview script by Jim Capraro, who is working with these Boston neighborhoods and promotes comprehensive community development nation-wide.
 

 

Uniting Mattapan

E-mail Print PDF

July 21, 2011

Mattapan’s best and brightest, including residents, community activists, business owners, elected officials and other stakeholders met July 18th for an inaugural public meeting of the community network known as Mattapan United. The meeting was the kick off event to start conversations that will help develop the action plan for the community under LISC’s Resilient Communities/Resilient Families Initiative.

Read more...
 

Boston Mayor: Comprehensive community development is "what we should be doing"

E-mail Print PDF

By Patrick T. Reardon

Step 3 to Resilient Communities/Resilient Families --- the announcement
This is the third in a series of articles about the Sustainable Communities initiative by Boston LISC, called Resilient Communities/Resilient Families
Other stories in the series: "Passion is very important" and "Creating 'neighborhoods of promise'"
--
The new Resilient Communities/Resilient Families initiative in three economically battered Boston neighborhoods scored big Feb. 15 when longtime Mayor Thomas Menino enthusiastically gave his endorsement.
"Here, this morning," Menino said, "I'm pledging myself to do whatever my administration can do to make this work."

Read more...
 

Boston Globe Op-Ed: Creating resilient communities

E-mail Print PDF

By Lawrence Harmon, Boston Globe

Originally published by The Boston Globe, February 20, 2011

BOSTONIANS THINK they wrote the book on overcoming urban blight. Outside advice isn’t welcome. But Jim Capraro of Chicago seems to have captured the city’s ear on the subject. Capraro is the chief consultant for Resilient Communities/Resilient Families — a three-year effort to organize residents in poor sections of Boston. The Boston affiliate of the nonprofit Local Initiatives Support Corporation has hired him to recruit and train local leaders who can identify and address the problems that plague their neighborhoods. He is setting up shop in Mattapan, Dorchester’s Codman Square, and Roxbury’s Warren Street corridor.

Read more...
 

Resilient Communities/Resilient Families Highlighted On Local News

E-mail Print PDF

March 8, 2011

Following an official launch event on February 15, 2011, Boston LISC's Resilient Communities/Resilient Families initiative was highlighted on Boston Neighborhood Network in a segment titled "New Program Aids Economic Opportunities". Click here to watch the video which includes interviews with Mayor Thomas Menino and Paul Grogan of The Boston Foundation, and a discussion with Bob Van Meter, Executive Director of Boston LISC, and Gail Latimore, Executive Director of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corproation, one of the convening agencies chosen for the RC/RF effort.

 
Page 3 of 5
You are here: Initiatives Resilient Communities/ Resilient Families Resilient Communities/ Resilient Families News