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The MANDIs highlight the unsung heroes working to revitalize Milwaukee’s most distressed urban neighborhoods. Winners were announced at an Oscar-style gala on April 15 to a crowd of 840 people, including non-profit, corporate and public sector leaders, at Potawatomi Hotel.
Long-time executive director Leo Ries moves on to new endeavors
In 2014, the Milwaukee Police Department and three community-based partners, United Methodist Children’s Services, Holton Youth + Family Center, and Riverworks Development Corporation received MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards. LISC Milwaukee, in conjunction with National LISC’s Community Safety Initiative, is proud to support the efforts of each award-winning initiative. Please click "Learn More" to watch the videos highlighting their impressive community-police collaborations that are key to successful, comprehensive neighborhood revitalization.
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.
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.
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