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Starbucks Invests in Chicago’s Entrepreneurial Spirit, With Help from LISC

Did you hear what’s brewing right here in Chicago? Starbucks Coffee Company announced a $10 million investment to drive economic opportunity in the city’s underserved communities. The funds, which are slated to help finance more than 500 loans to support small businesses and create jobs, will be disbursed among four community lenders with ...

From National LISC:
7.09.2018 -

Zombie Homes, Revived, Bring New Life to Chicago Neighborhoods

Zombie homes—caught in foreclosure limbo and abandoned—have pocked thousands of American neighborhoods since the Great Recession. An article in U.S. News takes a close look at how zombie remediation strategies, like those that LISC Chicago supports, connect families with homes in need of care, and energize communities in the bargain. LISC's ...

From National LISC:
6.07.2018 -

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In the latest issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC’s CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at new research about LISC Chicago’s decade-long New Communities Program (NCP), one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, supported with major funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur ...