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When Immigrants Thrive, America Does Too

In honor of Independence Day, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones reflects on how our country has thrived and prospered thanks in large part to the contributions of immigrants. Now is a time, says Jones, to recommit to the American promise of extending opportunity to all. And to that point, we are sharing a video story ...

University partners with city to promote 'shared prosperity' for residents

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University President Edward Montgomery and Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell have signed an agreement formalizing WMU's collaboration in Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo, a bold new city initiative to reduce poverty and promote more broadly shared prosperity in the city. The memorandum of understanding, signed July 9, designates the University's Lewis Walker ...

HUD Awards $500,000 Choice Neighborhoods Grant in Flint

Flint – January 16, 2015 – Building on a commitment to help local communities redevelop distressed public housing and transform neighborhoods, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced seven new Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant awards, including $500,000 to the City of Flint. These awards will help grantees craft comprehensive ...