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On Thursday, May 10, nearly 300 people came together to celebrate LISC's work of helping neighbors build communities.
Guest speakers included Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and Mary Tingerthal, Minnesota Housing Commissioner. With a new mission, LISC is looking forward to directing its work to forge resilient and inclusive communities – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. Two Building Healthy Communities Awards were presented to American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) and One Roof Community Housing. Both organizations are exemplary leaders making siginificant progress to improve lives in Duluth.
Thank you to those attending the celebration and our generous community sponsors:
Duluth LISC is one of 31 local offices of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national nonprofit community development organization and CDFI. Overall, LISC has invested $17.3 billion in neighborhoods and rural communities across the United States.
We combine corporate, government and philanthropic resources and have invested $90 million, leveraging $302,331,771 million in Duluth to develop or preserve 1,684 units of housing, created 186 new child-care spaces, 1,553 new jobs. Duluth LISC works to see people and places prosper by addressing comprehensive revitalization, affordable housing development and preservation, and building the capacity of local community development organizations to see neighborhoods are places of choice and opportunity to all. Learn more.
Join us for lunch as we celebrate another year of helping neighbors build communities. Our program features guests Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and Mary Tingerthal, Minnesota Housing Commissioner. The event will include lunch, a keynote address by Tingerthal, and the announcement of the 2018 Building Healthy Communities Awards. A sneak peek into LISC's work in Duluth showing neighborhood progress and partnerships will also be shared.
Nicole Wilde moves from a cart to an ice cream café in Lincoln Park Craft Business District. She shares her Duluth LISC story and how she launched her business, Love Creamery. Her locally made ice cream employs a farm-to-cone model using local ingredients.
Working to see people and places prosper through partnerships with public, nonprofit and private community development organizations, Duluth LISC announces Jean Farmakes, LHB, Inc., as its newest member on its Local Advisory Board and Marketing and Communications Committee.