Our Stories

9.07.2017 -

Community-Police Partnerships, and How to Help Them

In a roundtable discussion for Shelterforce, Julia Ryan, director of LISC’s safety and health programs, explained our multi-pronged approach to nurturing collaboration among law enforcement, residents and community developers. The upshot is neighborhoods with lower crime, less blight and greater resident confidence in police.

8.29.2017 -

Creative Placemaking in Words and Pictures

This August, we highlighted LISC's creative placemaking work in locales across the country, funded in large part by a grant from The Kresge Foundation. Here's a roundup of all the stories you might have missed. 

Our CEO on the Business of Giving

In an interview for “Business of Giving”, a New York radio show on trends in philanthropy, Maurice Jones talks strategy, compassion and how our new partnership with Facebook is a cutting-edge conduit for bringing private sector dollars to communities in need.

8.25.2017 -

Shedding Light on a Community's Creativity

What does it take to create a neighborhood gathering place that’s beautifully designed and reflects a community's history and aspirations? In Providence, RI, it took months of give and take among community members, architecture students at the Rhode Island School of Design, the city and LISC. The result is an urban lawn and a translucent pavilion that lights up like a beacon at night, piquing curiosity and signaling possibilities.

8.08.2017 -

What a Farmers Market Can Do

In honor of National Farmers Market Week (August 6 to 12), we’re recognizing the extraordinary markets that LISC has helped launch, grow and support, and how much good they bring to their communities.