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Sam Marks speaks at NASH Matters

Our Executive Director speaks at NASH Matters about the work of LISC New York City. The interview will air Sunday January 18 at 5:00AM on NASH-FM 94.7. You can also listen the interview on their website and click on the audio icon named “01/18/15 Part 2- LISC NYC".

Not By Access Alone: A Hub for Healthy Food Comes to West Harlem

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.

2015 Big Apple Innovation Awards

Please join LISC NYC for the 2015 Big Apple Innovation Awards: “Building Greener, Staying Healthier”. Building Sustainable Communities is LISC’s comprehensive approach to developing healthy places to work, live and raise families. This year’s program will pay tribute to community development corporations and individuals that are establishing a healthier, more energy efficient, and environmentally safe communities. Learn More

Volunteer Opportunities

CHANGING THE COMMUNITY ALWAYS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
Our Community Development Corporations around New York City need your help.  They are looking for volunteers to assist with various day to day operations.  All it takes is a wiling heart and a helpful hand, we will show you the rest.  

Learn about the participating community development corporations and their volunteer opportunities.

After the Storm, 20 Months in Limbo

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.

Bronx Students Call for Better Programs and Safety at St. Mary's Park

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.

At State Farm-sponsored JLo concert, LISC demonstrated how to prepare healthy and affordable food!

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. 

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New York City Change Capital Fund Launches New Initiative to Support Community Development Groups Tackling Poverty

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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