On March 22nd, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice, LISC hosted a dialogue about successful strategies for helping communities that struggle with high rates of crime get on a path to safety and economic opportunity. In the weeks prior to the event, we shared research, blog posts and videos that showcase the work of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program in three communities across the U.S.
LISC Rhode Island worked with the residents of Aleppo Street and the Providence Police Department to help turn a blighted, chronically unsafe area into a neighborhood of opportunity. By forging a partnership based on a community contract, residents, police and investors worked to reverse decades of problems. Captain Dean Isabella of the Providence PD, a native of the area, describes the transformation.
Maurice Jones, LISC CEO, urges the Administration to preserve and grow federal programs that support opportunity for low-income people and spark economic growth—not cut them. The prosperity, safety and stability of our country is at stake.
Today, we celebrate all that women do. From our staff, to community leaders, to women who reach their own personal goals every single day. All year long we share stories of positive changes happening nationwide. Below, we highlight a few of the women who make that possible.
These are uncertain times, but LISC’s commitment to catalyzing opportunity in low-income places all across the country is unwavering, says CEO Maurice Jones. And by leveraging the strength of our diversity, we can achieve healthy, resilient communities where everyone has a chance to succeed.