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LISC NYC released its latest newsletter, which provides a summary of the 2015 Big Apple Innovation Awards, as well as recent impacts of our NYC's initiatives. Read More...
LISC New York City along with the rest of the Healthy Food Retail Networking partners helped plan the second annual New York City Fresh Food Retail Summit. The 2014 summit focused on the business perspective of selling healthy foods and included representatives from grocery distribution, bodegas, supermarkets, and the City Council. Take a look at the second Fresh Food Retail Summit report.
LISC New York City helped congressman Charles B. Rangel along with West Harlem Group Assistance (WHGA) and Corbin Hill Food Project launch the "Rangel Resolution” event on March 2 at the WHGA Community Healthy Food Hub. The Rangel Resolution is a 30-day wellness challenge to encourage healthy diet and help raise awareness on the issue of food inequality and the importance of making healthy foods available, affordable, and accessible. See what people are saying in social media about the kickoff event and learn how join the 30-day Rangel Resolution!
Our Executive Director speaks at NASH Matters about the work of LISC New York City. The interview aired on Sunday January 18 at 5:00AM on NASH-FM 94.7. You can also listen the interview on the website and click on the audio icon named “01/18/15 Part 2- LISC NYC".
The new West Harlem Community Healthy Food Hub is creating a buzz, as features on NY1 and in City Limits attest. A fresh take on the traditional food pantry, the hub is part of LISC NYC’s "Communities for Healthy Food NYC" initiative, operating in four of the city’s neighborhoods. Managed by our partner, West Harlem Group Assistance, the hub offers one-stop-shopping—bringing together key services like nutritional counseling, free, high quality groceries, cooking classes and access to food stamps—to make it easier for West Harlem's low-income families to live healthier lives.
One after another, caseworkers entered the small, stuffy Downtown Brooklyn conference room — the court of last resort. There, the panel members of something called the New York City Unmet Needs Roundtable, managed by New York Disaster Interfaith Services and financed by private donors, reviewed requests for overlooked victims of Hurricane Sandy. Read more.
Students from the Bronx have joined the chorus of voices calling for improvements to St. Mary's Park such as safety and increased services. Read more.
As part of LISC NYC's continuing commitment to the Bronx, it teamed with State Farm to support borough native Jennifer Lopez's June 4th concert at Orchard Beach in Pelham Park. LISC NYC has been active in the Bronx since the early ‘80s and currently works on the inter-related issues of diet-related diseases, poverty, and unemployment to help residents live longer and healthier lives. State Farm has invested more than $1 million in grant funding to LISC NYC to support energy efficiency and water retrofits and neighborhood greening efforts and it currently supports LISC NYC’s Two Shades of Green (TSG) pilot program. TSG helps affordable housing owners consume less energy and water in their buildings and reduce operation and maintenance costs while increasing the health and wellness of residents and staff.
The New York City Change Capital Fund (CCF), a collaboration of 17
foundations and financial institutions dedicated to the revitalization of distressed New York City
communities, today announced the launch of a new initiative to harness the strength of community
development corporations (CDCs) to reduce poverty in high-need New York City neighborhoods. Read the press release.
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