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The Power of Integrated Services

In this white paper the LISC Research & Evaluation team examines recent outcomes for Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) participants to assess the early success of the Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) model.

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Building Capacity, Changing Systems

This LISC research report looks at efforts of intermediaries to advance equity considering the needs of local organizations and also citywide actors and the public sector. The goal is to learn how intermediaries can build the capacity of entire systems to promote equitable outcomes. 

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Growing Taproots

This LISC research report provides rigorous evidence about the impact of our investments, and the work of both community organizations and “anchor institutions.” In South Minneapolis, strong community partnerships and commitments from hospitals and corporations stabilized and boosted home values, without contributing to accelerating prices and gentrification.

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Connecting Local People to the Prosperity of Place

This LISC white paper examines emerging strategies that connect industrial district revitalization to local workforce efforts and how investments in industrial districts can fuel programs designed to train low-income residents and ensure they access local jobs. 

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Community Land Trusts & Community Development: Partners Against Displacement

A new LISC white paper examines how partnerships between Community Land Trusts (CLTs) and community development institutions can scale up and sustain land trusts so as to begin to impact displacement at the neighborhood level.

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Supporting the Resilience of America’s Immigrant Communities

A new LISC white paper examines the ways current federal immigration policy is affecting immigrant residents across the country, and how our nonprofit partners are responding to these challenges and stepping up to meet the needs of immigrants and their families.  

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Insights into Artists’ Leadership in Community Development

Artists can have a profound impact on communities. The latest report from LISC’s Creative Placemaking team dives into the effect artists can have as leaders in their community. The report examines the nurturing of artists to be leaders, the challenges and opportunities they face, and profiles the work of many artists across the country.

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Insights into Creative Placemaking and Community Economic Development

A report from LISC’s Creative Placemaking team looks at how our investments in artists, art-related businesses and cultural organizations have fueled economic development in surrounding communities. 

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The Effects of Place-Centric Crime Reduction Efforts in Three Neighborhoods

This paper presents and analyzes three examples of successful, cooperative crime prevention efforts supported by LISC, finding as much as a 41 percent decline in crime incidents compared to what they would have been without the coordinated, multi-sector strategy.

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