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In practice

Do you need a blueprint for how to write and organize a quality-of-life plan? Are you wondering how to tackle issues of public safety in the community?  You don’t have to start from scratch.

We've incorporated a rich body of information from within and outside the LISC network for case studies, templates and other tools to help practitioners launch, expand and strengthen their work. You can find our complete library of resources, in addition to those featured below,  by following the link at the bottom of this page.


Featured Resources

National Association of Counties (NACo), Rural LISC and and Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) developed a mobile app that harnesses grassroots advocacy by empowering individual users to accurately identify areas with low or no internet connectivity.

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Learn how lifting the Pell Grant ban for incarcerated person can provide wide-ranging economic and social benefits, creating a pipeline of people who will be better qualified for jobs after release and reducing recidivism.

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According to the Center for Community Progress there are more than 170 land banks now in operation, this article from Shelterforce explores how they are funded.

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This research brief seeks to understand the impact of these policy changes not just on immigrants, their families, and the communities in which they live but upon the local institutions that support them.

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The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the best living conditions for children in the United States, capturing the overall picture of a child’s well-being.

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Using commonsense, straightforward language, this guidebook from Nonprofit Quarterly explain the importance of tasks like annual budgeting, projecting and managing to cash flow and reserves, and board reporting. 

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A new report from LISC and Urban Institute shows how arts and culture can make neighborhoods safer places to live.  

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From the archives

Read "Community Safety: What it Takes" to learn how to build a comprehensive community safety initiative by engaging residents, creating a plan, implementing a blueprint, communicating with stakeholders, leading a coalition of partners, and evaluating results.

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Browse through LISC's extensive archives to find the resources you need. Our library includes new resources and those that have been published and compiled over the years. 

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