Randy Oostra, CEO of Toledo-based ProMedica Health System, brings 40 years of health care and management expertise to LISC’s national board. His appointment comes at a time when LISC is intensifying its work to upend health disparities across the U.S., by investing in the well-being of people and places. It’s a strategy that Oostra has pioneered through ProMedica, boosting good health outcomes and opportunity for local communities.
They come from all corners of the country, and all share a deep commitment to helping their communities thrive. Meet the inaugural class of the Michael Rubinger Community Fellowship. Named after LISC’s longtime CEO, who retired last summer, the fellowship recognizes their accomplishments to date, and invests in their growth as leaders and in the future of community development. “They are the staying power of what we do,” Rubinger said. “We owe it to our field to find new ways to build and nurture them.”
LISC will seed a new small business development fund and spur healthy food-related enterprises with this week's award from the federal Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The funding will help support entrepreneurs, create jobs, expand local incomes and reduce blight in low-income areas.
A new statewide effort to drive economic opportunity into underserved communities is ramping up to deliver millions of dollars in new capital to fuel small businesses, create jobs and answer the statewide need for more affordable housing.From LISC Milwaukee
At a summit gathering more than 300 community leaders and partners from around the country in Bozeman, MT, Rural LISC leads strategic conversations about crucial issues ranging from economic and workforce development to broadband access to the devastating scourge of the opioid epidemic.