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10.18.2018 -

Austin, Hermosa, North Lawndale Residents Take Future Into Their Own Hands With New Quality-of-Life Plans

A theme is emerging among Chicago neighborhoods who took part in creating Quality-of-Life Plans (QLPs) this year: People have the power and they are ready to wield it. Three new plans, which encompass areas of opportunity ranging from housing and jobs, to arts and culture, image re-brands, increased civic engagement and public safety, are set ...

8.28.2018 -

Who’s Helped Your Community Thrive? Nominate Them To Win $15,000 at The 25th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

Meaningful and purposeful investments in Chicago’s neighborhoods at the community-level are crucial for residents to grow and thrive — that’s why for the last 25 years we have sought to recognize those committed to the health of our city’s neighborhoods with the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards.

8.15.2018 -

More than a Basketball Tournament: Hoops in the Hood’s Biggest Season Yet

More than 400 kids from 20 neighborhoods are taking over downtown Chicago’s streets on Thursday, August 23, 2018 — to play each other in basketball. The citywide block party caps off the biggest season yet of “Hoops in the Hood,” a sports-based community safety initiative by LISC Chicago that creates safe spaces for youth to ...