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From the Desk of Stephen SamuelsFrom the Desk of Stephen Samuels

A World of Limited Resources

Investing in communities where the market does not work on its own is a daunting task. It’s made easier through public-private partnerships and funding made possible through our local, state and national governments. At LISC, we consider it our daily mantra to help coordinate these assets so local implementation capacity is strengthened and new financial resources are cultivated. In a conversation recently, I was reminded of the obvious fact: “we live in a world of limited resources.” That’s the downside, particularly in community development. The upside is that it forces us to prioritize and search persistently for ways to leverage the time and money that we can afford to invest. This is the nexus where great ideas emerge!

Call for Artists | Creative Placemaking Project

The Scarritt Renaissance Creative Concourse Committee is seeking Kansas City-based artists to assist and collaborate in an innovative creative placemaking project for The Concourse Park located in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood of the Historic Northeast community in Kansas City, Missouri.

We're Hiring! Lending Program Officer

The Lending Program Officer for Greater Kansas City LISC assists with all loan activities including new business development, loan originations, and direct underwriting support. In particular, he/she is expected to have expertise in housing and/or commercial finance, preferably in low-income communities with an emphasis on neighborhood-scale economic development. This position reports directly to the Senior Program Officer for Community Development & Lending.

NFL Grassroots Grant Ribbon Cutting at University Academy

Stephen Samuels leads the University Academy fight song as hundreds of students, staff and supporters gather to cut the ribbon on the Gryphon Athletic Complex. We are thrilled to have partnered with The Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL Foundation in providing a $250,000.00 grant to assist with the construction of a new athletic field. We are really proud of these kids, on and off the field - Go Gryphons!

Paseo Gateway Initiative Seeks a Community Coordinator

The Paseo Gateway CHOICE Neighborhood initiative is seeking a community coordinator to engage the community in efforts to steward the community’s comprehensive quality of life plan and to align projects with the Paseo Gateway Transformation Plan.

Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) Request for Proposals

LISC and United Way of Greater Kansas City have released a Request for Proposals for the Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) Network. Proposals are due by Close of Business 5/19/2017.

From National LISC:From National LISC:

Our Veterans Deserve a Place to Call Home

In honor of Veterans Day, LISC shared the story of Gerald Hurt, a formerly homeless veteran who recently moved into a new supportive housing community in Danville, Illinois. Together with the National Equity Fund and Bring them HOMES, LISC is working to make sure every veteran has the home he or she needs.

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