Community Wise

Tahirih Ziegler

Get started with AmeriCorps

By Tahirih Ziegler
Executive Director, Detroit LISC

As President Obama swears in the one-millionth AmeriCorps member and celebrates the program's 20th year, I can't help but reflect on my own experience as one of the first to serve in this initiative. Being an AmeriCorps member helped open my eyes to opportunities in the non-profit sector and provided shape to my current role as the executive director for LISC Detroit. As a young college graduate with a degree in construction management... More[+]


From rock bottom to hill top

After a tragic shooting, the residents of Price Hill said enough. Their commitment is helping turn this once-blighted place into a community of diverse young families and urban professionals drawn by the short commute, friendly neighbors, and a view of Cincinnati’s stunning skyline. More[+]...

Living small, dreaming big

Covington Shotgun Row

The six little houses that make up Shotgun Row on Covington, KY's West Side don't take up much space, but LISC of Cincinnati and Greater Northern Kentucky is hoping that they'll have a large footprint in this rundown area. With LISC's support, a local group is renovating the homes to be the perfect (and affordable!) space for artists to live, work and display their creations. With five houses sold and the sixth on the market, it's not yet a community, but it's a start. More[+]...

LISC names new CFO

Michael Hearne

Success in community development is fueled by innovative ideas and lasting commitments. But it also stands on the financial strength of the projects, programs and partners that help neighborhoods thrive. So, when LISC began a search for a new chief financial officer, we needed someone with a unique background that would match up with the wide range of work that we do. We found all that and more in Michael Hearne. More[+]...