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NeighborhoodsNOW is LISC's approach to comprehensive neighborhood revitalization. In May of 2016, five of these neighborhoods shared their new 2016-2018 Quality of Life Plans in front of stakeholders from city governments, foundations, neighborhood groups and investors.
2015 was another exciting year for LISC in Kansas City. With the introduction of our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan, we launched several key initiatives to “equip struggling communities with the capital, strategy and know-how to become places where people thrive.” We could not be more proud of the relationships that have been strengthened and the bridges forged between sectors, neighborhoods, and cultures.
Greater Kansas City LISC equips struggling communities with the capital, strategy and know-how to become places where people thrive. We are looking for committed and driven individuals to join our local team. If you are interested in for a rewarding career in community development, LISC may be right for you.
Have a great project to share? Tips, tricks or lessons learned that can help others achieve success with their local initiatives? We want to hear from you. In recognition of Year 5 of the Community Development Workshop, we are inviting community members to submit session proposals that highlight and celebrate successful endeavors to transform communities.
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) toured the Children’s Campus of Kansas City — where nonprofits offer an integrated set of health and education programs all focused on families and children from birth to age five. LISC helped finance CCKC through loans and the New Markets Tax Credit program, recognizing that quality facilities focused on early learners are one key to helping at-risk kids succeed.
The Kansas Policy Network promises to jumpstart your fall agenda. Policy consultant Whitney Damron will begin our meeting with remarks about critical issues in the upcoming 2017 legislative session. A panel of Kansas City, Kansas multi-sector leaders follow with an interactive conversation about land use and vacant property reclamation. Finally, members will enjoy lunch and the ever-popular roundtable on what's happening. We hope that you will join us.
LISC is excited about the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s National Conference on Financial Resiliency and Mobility. The conference explores the latest research and innovative programs on building financial resiliency and mobility in low-to moderate-income communities, diving into such issues as housing, health, payday lending regulation, education and workforce development. The will be many great speakers, representing organizations like The Brookings Institution, Credit Builders Alliance, United Way Worldwide, Kaiser Family Health Foundation, FICO® and many more. It is great to have such a wealth of knowledge that will be here in Kansas City.
To improve outcomes for children, we must focus on parent voice, involvement and leadership. Mayor Sly James and Greater Kansas City LISC invite you to learn about the Parent Leadership Training Institute, a program that has created parent leaders for over 20 years. PLTI's curriculum is unique; it integrates personal and child development, leadership training, and civic literacy and participation. This toolkit of skills helps parents have the confidence to be leaders that make real change – in schools, communities and government.
The NW Missouri Policy Network promises to jumpstart your fall agenda. Quinton Lucas, KCMO 3rd District Councilman and Chairman of its Housing Committee leads a conversation about City neighborhood planning, economic development, infrastructure and housing initiatives. The Missouri Budget Project travels from St. Louis to discuss its distinguished research and analysis on state budget and economic issues that are critical to urban communities.
We are pleased to announce that the LISC board of directors unanimously voted to select Maurice Jones as the new president and CEO of LISC. On September 6, he will replace Michael Rubinger, who is stepping down after 17 years.
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