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In March, LISC AmeriCorps members from Jacksonville joined other teams from around the country in San Diego to expand their knowledge and share experiences in community service. Workshops focused on skill building; conflict resolution; cultural competency and leadership through team-building. In addition, all members participated in a poverty simulation exercise and joined their San Diego colleagues in assisting with a local community revitalization project.
LISC AmeirCorps members are an intrinsic part of LSIC's "Building Sustainable Communities" strategy. The mission of the LISC AmeriCorps program is to transform challenged neighborhoods into healty communtieis by placing AmeirCorps members with nonprofit partners. LISC's AmeriCorps program plays a pivogal role in helping citiznes relize their vision for an economically stable neighborhood comprised of resdients with living-wage jons, who have access to affordable housing and do business ina thriving commerical district.
In 2016, LISc Jacksonville revived its LISC AmeriCorpps Program. Currently, ten AmeriCorps members are serving in six community development nonprofit organizations in Jacksonville.