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MANDI 2015 finalists announced!

“Unsung Heroes” Selected as Finalists for the 2015 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI). Finalists were announced Wednesday, December 10th, 2014. The Awards ceremony will be held at Potawatomi Hotel on April 15th, 2015.

“The police are more on it than they ever were:” Three Milwaukee neighborhoods earn national safety awards – Fox6 News

The Milwaukee Police Department, Riverworks Development Corporation and Holton Youth + Family Center received competitive national awards (amounting to $15,000 each) from MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for their exemplary partnerships to improve community safety.

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ACRE training program revived by LISC, Marquette and MSOE - Milwaukee Business Journal

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.

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.

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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.



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