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LISC Institute

Learning and sharing

With nearly 40 years of experience under our collective belt, LISC has a vast storehouse of knowledge and data about the most intelligent and effective ways of working to revitalize communities. We've innovated. We've learned from missteps. We've done it. But that expertise is all the more valuable when we share it with others who care about improving quality of life in disinvested places.

Community Development resources and training
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The LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development is designed to share knowledge and resources with LISC staff, local agencies in our network and our industry colleagues doing the work of comprehensive community development.

Our website, trainings, and peer-to-peer support are tools that support practitioners and their partners in taking a holistic approach to helping impoverished neighborhoods. We offer case studies, templates, guidebooks and other resources that engage every facet of community development—from affordable housing and economic development to education, safety, health and arts and culture.



Virginia Tranchik, Director

Ginny Tranchik is dedicated to sharing best practices with the community development field and is an expert facilitator of trainings and technical assistance provider within and outside of LISC. She is also a member of LISC's credit committee, providing guidance and technical assistance to program staff in assessing and improving the financial position of organizations we support. Prior to joining LISC, Ginny worked for 23 years in banking, specializing in treasury and investment management. She holds a master’s in nonprofit management from the New School University's Milano Graduate School.