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What We Do

Crime and Safety 

Safe neighborhoods are critical to building sustainable communitiesWith this understanding, Greater Kansas City LISC’s focus on crime and safety helps to establish problem-solving partnerships among law enforcement, community developers, neighborhood leaders, residents, business owners and members of other neighborhood institutions. Yet real partnerships that go beyond basic information-sharing to spur strategic collective action and build collective efficacy are often hard earned, particularly in light of resource constraints and historic distrust between communities - especially communities of color - and police.

LISC’s crime and safety efforts span a broad range of projects, including support and active partnerships in:

Critical to success is LISC’s ability to engage a range of city and nonprofit agencies in crime reduction efforts, advocate for solutions that are supported by neighborhoods and residents, and identify solutions that build a neighborhood’s collective efficacy. 

Through LISC’s support, community-based organizations catalyze physical change in high-crime environments to create lasting symbols of real community-police collaboration.

Hallmark Artists Brighten Up Neighborhoods

Abandoned homes throughout the east side recently received an artistic makeover, thanks to a partnership between Greater Kansas City LISC, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and one of the world’s most well-known creative entities. 

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LISC featured on FOX 4 News

Graffiti doesn’t stand a chance in one Kansas City neighborhood as a community group puts in new efforts to paint over the work of vandals along the Prospect Corridor.



Amanda Wilson, Program Officer