2014 Greater Newark LISC Highlights

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LISC is dedicated to helping residents transform distressed neighborhoods into sustainable communities that are good places to work, do business, and raise children. We do this by leveraging resources, galvanizing partners and serving as a conduit for community change.


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Please join Greater Newark LISC as we host our third Growing Leadership, Building Community Resident Leadership Training.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Rutgers University Newark

School of Criminal Justice

123 Washington Street

Newark, New Jersey

Cost: FREE

Registration form must be completed by September 25th to reserve your seat!!!

The event is free to attend and breakfast & lunch will be served. The agenda for the day is as follows:

9:00am - 9:30am - Registration & Breakfast

9:30am - 9:45am - Welcome/ Opening

9:45am - 10:45am - Morning Plenary

11:00am - 12:30pm - Concurrent Workshops

12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch & Presentation “Community Engagement and You”

1:45pm - 3:15pm - Concurrent Workshops

3:15pm- 3:30pm - Wrap up/ Closing Remarks

The morning plenary will present national examples of effective community/police partnerships and will explore best practices that promote fruitful relationships between communities and law enforcement. Panelists will include a representative from the Newark Police Department, a local community organizer, a community safety practitioner from the City of Baltimore, and the director of LISC’s National Community Safety Initiative.

Concurrent workhops options include:

Leading with power: Tapping your leadership strengths

How to become a community problem solver

Keeping our youth engaged: Alternative programs that work

Strategies for engaging and keeping your neighbors involved in your community

Data driven storytelling: Using data to advocate for your community

Toxic Neighbor: Port Activities & Health


Please click here to access the registration form. You can scan and email your completed form to: JudithT@lisc.org

If you need help completing our form, please give us a call at 973-624-6676.

We look forward to seeing ou on October 3rd!


New research: Integrating services spurs financial mobility for low-income Americans


Messsage from Michael Rubinger, LISC President & CEO

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. In this first report to evaluate outcomes from our Building Sustainable Communities strategy, we focus on employment and incomes for residents in 63 low-income communities where we are investing. We found a clear correlation between increased LISC investments and improvements in income and employment. What’s more, we see a hopeful sense of resiliency in these places, as they hold their ground when faced with intense economic challenges that have decimated similar communities. Read more

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Strong relationships between clients and financail coaches are central to the success of LISC's FInancial Opportunity Centers (FOC).

Read the Press Release

Download the full report

View slideshow: Financial Opportunity Cetner Clients Gain Ground


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Spotlight: Greater Newark LISC LAC Vice Chair explores the merits of 'Networked Governance' in rebuilding communities

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"'Networked governance,' links public leadership, innovative thinking, and community-based expertise to reduce poverty." Click here to read Dr. Roland Anglin's opinion piece on njspotlight.com.


New LISC Study: investments in low-income communities show results

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Greater Newark LISC
17 Academy Street, Suite 912
Newark, NJ  07102
Phone: 973-624-6676 

Fax:      973-624-0990
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Our interactive 2014 Annual Report shares the results of our work across the country. Please click here for LISC's 2013 Annual Report.