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.

 

The Urban Essex Coalition for Smart Growth: A forum on creating great places in Essex County's urban transit corridorThe Urban Essex Coalition for Smart Growth: A forum on creating great places in Essex County's urban transit corridor

January 20, 2015, 10am-12pm | 1 Newark Plaza (NJTPA Board Room) Newark, NJ

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: info@urbanessexcoalition.org

The 2014 NFL Foundation Grassroots Program RFP is now available

Get in the Game!! Preparing your NFL Foundation Grassroots Proposalnfl grassroots

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.

Topics of Discussion

  • Grant Funding Levels: General Field Support, Natural Grass and Synthetic Turf  
  • Eligibility Criteria: Target Markets, Non-Profit Status, Experience
  • Selection Criteria: Match Funding, Community Support and Partnership
  • Application Procedures

Who Should Attend?

  • Youth Recreation Administrators
  • Middle School and High School Administrators
  • Community Development Corporations and non-profit Community Based Organizations

Please click here to register for the webcast.

Questions? Email KFlaherty@LISC.org

 

New LISC study: investments in poor communities show resultsNew LISC study: investments in poor communities show results

A message 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.

Recent News

The Urban Essex Coalition for Smart Growth: A Look Ahead at 2015

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.

Growing Leadership, Building Community

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.

Fairmount Neighborhood Awarded Department of Justice Planning Grant

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

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Job Openening at the Urban League of Essex County

The Urban League of Essex County is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Safety Coordinator. Please click here for the job description and instructions on how to apply. 

Spotlight: LISC Community Parther, HANDS, Inc. Executive Director Named January Villager of the Month

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Click here to read the article about Mr. Patrick Morrissyin the South Orange Gaslight Newsletter (page 6).

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

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National LISC News

View the 2013 National Annual Report

Our interactive 2013 Annual Report shares the results of our work across the country. 

Please click here for LISC's 2013 Annual Report.