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Creative Placemaking

Artistic and cultural activities strengthen a community, particularly when they reveal and celebrate its character and identity. At LISC, we support residents coming together to make social, physical and economic changes in their neighborhoods through the arts and culture.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

LISC Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is the local office of the country's largest community development organization that helps resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones - good places to live, do business, work and raise families. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to attract, coordinate and provide resources to assist in transforming targeted Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities in partnership with their residents.  We do this by providing capital, technical expertise, training and information, and by supporting the development of local leadership and the creation of affordable housing, commercial, industrial and community facilities, businesses and jobs. We help neighbors build communities.

Our GCNK 2015 Annual Report is ready!Our GCNK 2015 Annual Report is ready!

Helping Neighbors Build Communities

2015 was an exciting year for our neighborhoods as we welcomed two more communities to our Place Matters footprint.

LISC's 2015 National Annual Report is here!LISC's 2015 National Annual Report is here!

A year to remember.

2015 was the best year in LISC’s history, and the numbers themselves underscore an expanding level of local impact. Last year, LISC did more to fuel a better quality of life for low-income people than at any time in our 36 year history.

LISC Names a New CEO

Maurice Jones, has been chosen to serve as LISC’s new president and CEO. Jones brings to the leadership role a career’s worth of business, management and policy experience and an enduring personal commitment to improving communities and the lives of low-income Americans.

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