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Flint LISC is working with CDCs and other closely aligned neighborhood intermediaries to identify and evaluate different approaches to organizing their work in community development. The overall goal of this effort provides participants with both the tools and the insights into how to make critical choices regarding how, when and why an organization would want to work collaboratively with others to design, manage or implement a comprehensive community development strategy.
The grant from the Lions, the NFL Foundation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village is part of $3 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year.
A loan helped to replace outdated computer equipment, purchase business tax software, and hire an employee. Marlena is currently looking to bring in more employees and build a team for her business to grow and would love to open a second location. Flint LISC supports entrepreneurs in the community through our partnership with Kiva loans. Small business success means stronger local economies, better jobs, and a better standard of living!
Grants totaling $3 million from the NFL Foundation and LISC’s Grassroots Field Grant Program will benefit 14 cities to build or refurbish neighborhood football fields. Since 1998, the program has provided nearly $61 million in support to create or refurbish 376 fields nationwide. This most recent round of funding will impact several cities including FLINT!