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Michigan LISC is working with CDCs and other closely aligned neighborhood intermediaries to identify and evaluate different approaches to organizing their work in community development. The overall goal of this effort provides participants with both the tools and the insights into how to make critical choices regarding how, when and why an organization would want to work collaboratively with others to design, manage or implement a comprehensive community development strategy.
LISC Flint is seeking an Administrative Assistant to work closely with the Senior Program Officer and other staff, and will be responsible for key administrative functions relating to communications and fundraising, affordable housing and community facilities lending and training, and general office operations.
Official unemployment rates may be low, but they don’t reflect the number of people out of the workforce, underemployed or lacking the skills to get good jobs. “We need to disaggregate these numbers,” LISC CEO Maurice Jones said in a front page article in The Guardian newspaper. By 2025, the US will have 16 million ‘middle skill’ positions in need of workers, Jones explained, noting “[t]hat’s not going to happen organically.” Training and connections to opportunity are imperative to lift everyone’s boat.
We are pleased to welcome Charlotte Smith to the Michigan LISC program as our new Deputy Director. We are excited to have her as a member of our team! Charlotte previously worked at the Kalamazoo County Health and Human Services Department, also serving there as Deputy Director. Prior to working at the County, Charlotte spent 18 years at the State of Michigan, in the office of Children's Ombudsman as Investigator, Manager and finally Acting Director. Charlotte holds a J.D. from Akron School of Law and got her B.A. in Public Policy from Connecticut State University.