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Moment #14: Changemakers Podcast - Looking Back on 30 Years in Los Angeles

“I’ve always thought that we need to broaden the meaning of community development.” - Anita Landecker

Join us for a conversation about the early days of LISC, the importance of effective leadership, and the future of the community development field. We spend the whole episode in conversation with Anita Landecker, the founding Executive Director of LA LISC and Regional Vice President for LISC from 1987 to 1999.

We’ll revisit the state of affairs of the community development field in 1987, when LISC was first established in LA and explore how we have progressed since then. We’ll not only unpack Ms. Landecker’s prediction of the rise of NIMBYism, but also the need for practitioners to balance that with intrusive development in low income communities along with leadership lessons from the field. 

Listen to the full episode HERE

“I’ve always thought that we need to broaden the meaning of community development.”
— Anita Landecker

Anita Landecker is the Executive Director of ExEd, a nonprofit that strives to improve public education in California by providing business and support services to high-achieving, community-based charter schools.