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LISC Milwaukee transforms distressed urban neighborhoods into healthy communities of choice and opportunity—great places to work, do business and raise children.
The much-loved, but long-dormant Associates in Commercial Real Estate real estate training program will be revived this year under a partnership that includes LISC Milwaukee, Marquette University and the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Since its inception 15 years ago, the MANDI program has evolved into a celebration of everything that is right about Milwaukee – passionate, committed residents working together with optimism and tenacity to create a better future for themselves, their families and their neighborhoods.
Ten years ago, the 2700 block of N. King Drive was mainly a collection of empty and underused buildings. A decade later, the block between W. Hadley and W. Center streets is in the middle of $25 million worth of new apartments and commercial space, an effort led by the nonprofit Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp. and its executive director, Welford Sanders.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is filling a gaping hole in the financial market with a new line of small business loans designed to give much-needed support to entrepreneurs who set up shop in low-income communities.
AmeriCorps members used their Monday off to build and inspire with their service project, "A Day On – Not a Day Off."
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