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Creating 'Neighborhoods of Promise'

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February 14, 2011

David Price envisions "a healthier neighborhood.". Lillie Searcy wants her community to be "a happy place to live." Gail Latimore is plotting "a roadmap" to the future. All three head community organizations that are just getting started in the new three-year, $2.8 million Resilient Communities/Resilient Families effort of the Boston affiliate of the Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC). They work along Blue Hill Avenue in central and southern Boston neighborhoods that are often labeled "troubled." These are communities with high poverty rates and high crime rates. Communities where foreclosures have been epidemic. Latimore speaks for her two colleagues when she says, "We want to re-brand our neighborhood as a neighborhood of promise."

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"Passion is very important"

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January 10, 2010

On Sept. 28, gunmen raided a home in the Boston neighborhood of Mattapan. They took drugs, cash, a safe and other items. Then, they marched the occupants --- Eyana Flonory with her toddler son Amanihotep and three men --- out onto Woolson Street and gunned them down. The two-year-old and his mother were killed, as were two of the men. One man was left critically wounded. The quadruple murder shocked all of Boston, and it jolted the Mattapan community. Neighborhood groups, historically at odds with each other, became passionate about finding ways to come together to wrestle control of Mattapan from drug dealers and other violent criminals.

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Treasury Department awards LISC $5 million

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October 18, 2010

Congratulations to Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which has been awarded $5 million by the Treasury Department as part of its first ever Capital Magnet Fund Award. The program is designed to support innovative financing solutions that help stimulate affordable housing, as well as related economic development and community facilities. LISC is particularly grateful for the Obama Administration’s ongoing faith in LISC’s capacity to innovate and stimulate lasting change. For a full account of this announcement, please click here.

 

Inaugural Social Innovation Fund Grant awarded to LISC, “An Experienced Innovator”

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August 16, 2010

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)  was happily one of the 11 grantees chosen to receive a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. LISC was awarded a $4.2 million grant and was the only community development organization selected. The grant will be used to support the expansion of LISC’s growing network of Financial Opportunities Centers. Financial Opportunity Centers are career and personal financial service centers that help change people’s financial behavior and encourage them to make long term commitment to increasing their income, decreasing expenses and acquiring assets. The SIF grant will support the existing Financial Opportunity Centers in 10 cities across the country.

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Boston LISC Hosts Resilient Communities/Resilient Families Bidder's Conference

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August 16, 2010

On August 4, 2010, Boston LISC invited a select number of community-based organizations to apply to be a Lead Agency for Resilient Communities/Resilient Families Initiative. Resilient Communities/Resilient Families is an initiative that is designed to give neighborhood residents and community-based agencies resources to articulate community priorities, and act on those priorities in a comprehensive way. Neighborhood-based lead agencies will act as community conveners, leading the community engagement processes and building coalitions to implement community priorities. Boston LISC and its funding partners will support this work by working actively to align other resources with community priorities.

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New Institute for Comprehensive Community Development Launches in Washington, D.C.

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April 28, 2010

Last Tuesday, April 20th we were able to participate in an important event for community development. A new Institute for Comprehensive Community Development was formally launched with a day long conference in Washington D.C. where community developers, policy makers from the Obama administration, and foundation and intermediary staff met to talk about the state of comprehensive community development work and the direction forward.

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LISC Unveils Building Sustainable Communities Strategic Documents

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December 3, 2009

National LISC has unveiled strategic documents which outlines its Building Sustainable Communities initiative.

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National LISC announces $826 million in 2008 Sustainable Communities Announcements

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December 3, 2009

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) invested $826MM in equity, loans and grants during 2008 to revitalize disinvested neighborhoods as part of its Building Sustainable Communities work.

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