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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.

Welford Sanders

Developer Welford Sanders striving to build community along N. King Drive – JSOnline

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.

Developers Anderson and Webb

ACRE Program

LISC Milwaukee, Marquette University College of Business, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee relaunch ACRE Program.

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LISC boosts commercial activity, creates jobs in distressed areas with new financing product for small businesses – LISC National

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.

LISC Milwaukee AmeriCorps members celebrate MLK Day

AmeriCorps members used their Monday off to build and inspire with their service project, "A Day On – Not a Day Off."

Mayor Barrett with 2013-2014 LISC Milwaukee Americorps members

They're in the AmeriCorps Now! - LISC National

Mayor Barrett welcomed 10 new LISC Milwaukee AmeriCorps Members at their fall orientation. AmeriCorps members are supporting financial literacy, access to jobs, community outreach and more! Learn about Corps member and Naval Reserve Veteran Emma Chavez.

Ellen Gilligan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation CEO

Greater Milwaukee Foundation CEO, Ellen Gilligan, appointed to National LISC Board - The Waukesha Freeman E-Edition

National LISC has announced that Ellen Gilligan, CEO and president of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, has been named to its Board of Directors.

SafeGrowth initiative, sponsored by LISC Milwaukee, targets tavern design to lift neighborhood safety - The Journal Sentinel

SafeGrowth training offers police officers, community prosecutors, organizers, and residents a chance to learn and practice how to reduce crime through environmental changes.

Community Development Leaders Visit Indianapolis, Bring Back Ideas

With support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, LISC led a delegation of 35 leaders from Milwaukee to the city of Indianapolis to discuss and compare with local leaders their results of Comprehensive Community Development efforts. Included were representatives from twelve neighborhoods including Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, The LISC Sustainable Community Initiative, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM) agencies and the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative.

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