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Please join LISC NYC for the 2016 Big Apple Innovation Awards: Pathways to Shared Prosperity.
Our theme this year focuses on growing income inequality and the shrinking availability of affordable housing in New York City. Our honorees are partners in the nonprofit sector and government who have worked with LISC over the years to bridge that gap and create pathways to shared prosperity.
LISC New York City celebrated the end of its Home Repair program with its funders, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Robin Hood Association, the American Red Cross and JPMorgan Chase in October. The celebration was held in front of the home of Mattie Eddy, a Far Rockaway homeowner whose house was rebuilt as part of the program. Take a look at the story and coverage of the event.
A story in Next City about LISC NYC's Communities for Healthy Food NYC outlines its innovative approach to expanding access to affordable, healthy food in four of New York City’s economically challenged neighborhoods. The story includes four of LISC NYC’s community development partners as well as The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and provides a good look at LISC NYC’s holistic approach to community development. Read the story!
MDRC recently released the first Change Capital Fund (CCF) brief, which outlines the new CCF initiative. A collaboration of 17 funders, the CCF initiative provides five community organizations with $1 million each over four years to make organizational investments that will help them expand economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods. Read the MDRC brief here!
The new Pitkin Verde Farmers Market in Cypress Hill will offer offers affordable, regionally grown vegetables and fruits and will help promote a healthier lifestyle among Cypress Hills/East New York families. The market was created through a partnership between LISC NYC’s Communities for Healthy Food, East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cypress Hill Local Development Corporation and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Read more LISC NYC’s Communities for Healthy Food initiative!
LISC NYC is proud to announce the publication of the Future of Fulton. The report is the result of a comprehensive community engagement effort by the Osborne Association, LISC NYC, and Project Urbanista to elicit the community’s ideas for transforming a former correctional facility in the Bronx into the Fulton Economic Development and Community Reentry Center. Read the Future of Fulton report and the Community Conversations Toolkit!
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