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Our work to build stronger, more sustainable communities is guided by a larger vision of community development. Since 1990, we have invested more than $200 million in Detroit's neighborhoods to create good places to live, do business, and play. The key to our success has been our expanded vision of community development.
The projects we invest in are creating jobs, making communities safer, providing new educational opportunities, and helping families enter the economic mainstream of American life. They are creating new hope in neighborhoods where hope and opportunities have been in short supply for far too long.
The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), partner of Detroit LISC recently wrote a blog highlighting two Detroit LISC programs- the Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loans program and the LISC AmeriCorps program.
In May 2017, looking to find employment with a local union and forge a more stable life for his family, Gregory joined the Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program at SER Metro-Detroit, an employment and social services agency in LISC’s nationwide network of Financial Opportunity Centers.
Our 2017 Annual Report is here! We zeroed in on the year’s essential investments that propelled remarkable progress in connecting Americans with opportunity. Read on to learn how LISC has fostered the wellbeing of our neighbors and nurtured growth and cohesion in communities across the country.
Like many urban waterfronts, the bank of the Detroit River east of downtown has long needed attention. As a historically industrial area, much of it now designated as brownfields, the neighborhood nevertheless commands dramatic views of the Milliken State Park and the riverfront: the kind of place that is ripe for development and community enjoyment.