LISC National
Our Work

Leadership & Training

Our work hinges on the insight, experience and expertise of community development groups rebuilding their own neighborhoods in Milwaukee. The better they do their job, the better we can do ours--and the more communities we support together.

So we help them to become more effective change-makers. We do this through financing, in the form of operating grants and working capital; placing AmeriCorps members to increase capacity; and providing training and learning opportunities that support equitable development in neighborhoods. 

In Milwaukee, we provide affinity groups, trainings, and symposium throughout the year to help build the field. At the national level LISC serves as an industry resource and clearinghouse for news, best practices and webinars for anyone who wants to learn more about our approach to comprehensive community development. LISC conferences, webinars, guidebooks, reports and research papers all aim to cast a wide net across sectors and practitioners, sharing knowledge and sparking conversations.

Leadership Training for Community Engagement Practitioners – NEW

This LISC training offers practitioners a comprehensive curriculum designed to build meaningful relationships with residents and activate community change. Application deadline: Friday, June 8th, 2018. 

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New “RISE” Program for Entrepreneurs Launches June 16 – NEW

This new program will support underserved entrepreneurs through education, guidance and mentorship. Applications for Cohort 1 will begin Friday, June 8, 2018. Classes will begin on Monday, July 9.

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Community Wealth Building Workshops

This spring, LISC launched a six-week training series designed to educate and unite community leaders to tackle existing economic development systems that re-inforce poverty in low-income communities, learn to create new economic opportunities and build wealth for themselves and their communities.

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The Associates in Commercial Real Estate Program (ACRE) is an industry-supported initiative that recruits and retains people of color for careers in commercial real estate. 

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LISC AmeriCorps members help engage residents in revitalization projects and bolster the staffing and capacity of the host agencies. 

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