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Welcome to Michigan LISC!

Michigan LISC  is working with CDC's and other closely aligned Neighborhood Intermediaries to identify and evaluate different approaches to organizing their work in community development. The overall goal of this effort provides participants with both the tools and the insights into how to make critical choices regarding how, when and why an organization would want to work collaboratively with others to design, manage or implement a comprehensive community development strategy.

A Toast to Michael RubingerA Toast to Michael Rubinger

May 2016 - Hundreds of colleagues and friends gathered to honor Michael Rubinger, LISC president and CEO, with glowing tributes, a community development fellowship in his name, and a dog—yes, a dog—on the eve of his retirement. A recap of the celebration, and a video charting Rubinger’s career at LISC, describe his extraordinary contribution to neighborhood renewal.

NFL Foundation Grassroots ProgramNFL Foundation Grassroots Program

The 2016 NFL Foundation Grassroots RFP is now available for download! Deadline for proposals is August 15, 2016.

What Wll it Take to Turn the Tide for Flint?What Wll it Take to Turn the Tide for Flint?

May 2016 - Brittany, a native of Flint, MI, is an assistant with LISC’s New York-based AmriCorps program. Before becoming a staffer, she served for two years in LISC’s AmeriCorps program at the Genesee County Land Bank. Brittany is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in social work. For those of us in community development, the water disaster pushes us to think about how to make local voices stronger, louder, more skillful.

Secretary Castro Visit’s the City of Flint, MichiganSecretary Castro Visit’s the City of Flint, Michigan

March 14, 2016 - Sue Peters, Sr. Program Officer at Michigan LISC had the opportunity to meet Secretary Julián Castro as he toured Communities First, Inc.’s Oak Street Senior Housing project. Communities First, Inc. was host to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro during his recent visit to Flint. He and other dignitaries toured Oak Street Senior Apartments and discussed opportunities for other developments. President and CEO, Glenn Wilson was encouraged to continue working hard to produce more affordable housing for Flint residents. Secretary Castro remarked that he was impressed with the development and excited about the Swayze Court Apartments project.

2015: A Record-Breaking Year2015: A Record-Breaking Year

By most any financial or program standard, 2015 was an exceptionally productive year for LISC, our affiliates and the hundreds of communities that we serve throughout the United States. Our total program activity for the year – measured by equity investments, loans and grants – reached $1.3 billion, the largest volume in our 35-year history.

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