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Our work to build stronger, more sustainable communities is guided by a larger vision of community development. Since 1990, we have invested more than $200 million in Detroit's neighborhoods to create good places to live, do business, and play. The key to our success has been our expanded vision of community development.
The projects we invest in are creating jobs, making communities safer, providing new educational opportunities, and helping families enter the economic mainstream of American life. They are creating new hope in neighborhoods where hope and opportunities have been in short supply for far too long.
A new $3 million grant from Ally Financial will help fuel homeownership and small businesses in four cities, advancing LISC’s work to support a broadly shared prosperity. “There is incredible talent in our communities,” said LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones, commenting on the importance of the Ally partnership. “The job to be done is to match that talent with incredible opportunity.”
For three decades, Bridging Communities, Inc. has been a force in the Southwest Detroit focusing on programs and initiatives to promote neighborhood stabilization.
Native Detroiter Anetha Walker’s story is one of courage, tenacity and fortitude in the face of adversity. Several years ago she was laid off from a school where she served as the Director of Student Services. Walker found similar positions, but most required a Master's degree. While pursuing a degree was not a viable option, charting a new career path was definitely an achievable goal.
In Detroit, Milwaukee Junction serves as the pilot district for the LISC economic development districting strategy. LISC will be announcing a placemaking grant to Vanguard to help jump start the development of “Black Bottom Park”.