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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 Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced new funding through the Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative (Bridges) to help connect unemployed and underemployed Detroiters to good jobs in growth industries.
When Cobbina relocated to Detroit, he was also looking for an opportunity to actively contribute to Detroit’s resurgence and have a positive impact on local communities. So when Detroit LISC Local Advisory Board (LAB) member Melanca Clark, President and CEO of Hudson-Weber Foundation, reached out to him and suggested he join the Detroit LISC board, it resonated with him.
Detroit LISC bestowed its Youth Spirit of Community Award on Deatrianna Hawkins, a dynamic junior at Detroit’s Frank Cody High School. Hawkins truly embodies the values of this award and even at the young age of 15, she is making quite an impact on her community.
One of the city’s top community investment organizations has fast-tracked its three-year, $75 million plan to finance housing, businesses and jobs in underserved communities so it can move forward with ambitious new goals to expand economic opportunity throughout Detroit.