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Photos from Greater Newark LISC's most memorable moments of 2014.
The Urban Essex Coalition for SmartGrowth was established to guide and promote transit oriented development around five commuter rail stations in Essex County, New Jersey: East Orange, Brick Church, Orange, Highland Avenue, and Newark Broad Street. The public forum on January 20, 2015 will feature speakers like Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and HUD's Director of Sustainable Communities, Harriet Tregoning. Spanning through three municipalities (Orange, East Orange, and Newark), this initative seeks to promote healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunitiy. RSVP for forum by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get in the Game!! Preparing your NFL Foundation Grassroots Proposal
Join us during our live webcast (January 20, 2015 at 2:00) as we open our play book to help you devise a winning game plan for your NFL Grassroots proposal. Huddle with representatives from LISC and the NFL as we explain the RFP, share best practices and discuss what makes for a winning proposal in this competitive grant process.
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We live in a world where data drives understanding. And yet, we’ve been sorely lacking data when it comes to valuing comprehensive community development. We can easily describe projects and programs and talk at length about responsive plans and creative partnerships, but it has been difficult to quantify how these efforts all come together to drive fundamental, lasting change. In short: Do people really live better in the places where LISC works? The answer is yes.
Greater Newark LISC has been working with and supporting the Urban Essex Coalition for Smart Growth in its efforts to shape development around five commuter rail stations in Essex County, New Jersey: East Orange, Brick Church, Orange, Highland Avenue, and Newark Broad Street. The ultimate goal is to create communities with a wide range of housing choices, vital commercial districts, and vibrant public spaces that support the area’s extensive rail and bus system, provide greater access for pedestrians and bicyclists within the corridor, and more effectively connect the transit hubs to surrounding communities.
LISC knows that in order to implement sustainable and effective change in underserved communities, resident engagement is key. That’s why in 2014 Greater Newark LISC embarked on a mission to strengthen the skills and leadership potential of residents in Newark and beyond.
Over the next eighteen months Greater Newark LISC will work with the Urban League of Essex County, the Cornwall Center, the Newark Police Department and the Fairmount Heights Neighborhood Associate to study, plan, and implement strategies to make conditions safer in Fairmount.
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