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LISC Celebrates Honorees at 2016 Big Apple Innovation Awards

LISC NYC held its Big Apple Innovations Awards on January 26 recognizing outstanding achievement in the community development field from three inspiring women who embodied the event’s theme, “Pathways to Shared Prosperity.” Front row: the 2016 Big Apple Innovation Award honorees Laura Jervis, Founder and former Executive Director, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing; Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee; Vicki Been, commissioner, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development;  Back row: award presenters Jamie Torres Springer, Senior Principal, HR&A Advisors, Inc; Colvin Grannum, President and CEO, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation; Michael Rubinger, President and CEO, LISC; and Sam Marks, Executive Director, LISC NYC. Read more!

Community Development Practitioners Address the Future of CDCs at ANHD Conference

A wide-ranging panel of community development experts and executive directors from throughout New York City, assembled on April 11, 2016 to discuss ways that CDCs are achieving scale to remain competitive in New York’s increasingly tough market. Read the story!  

Illumination Fund Recognizes Communities for Healthy Food in Report

Communities for Healthy Food was one of  three case studies included in the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund's Healthy Food and Community Change Status Report.  The case study recognizes LISC NYC's work to bring affordable, healthy food to low-income communities in New York. Read the report!

LISC NYC and Partners Celebrate Success of NYC's First FOC

A total of 27 New York City public housing residents celebrated their graduation from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Resident Training Academy (NRTA) program on Thursday March 3, in an event that highlighted the success of LISC’s first Financial Opportunity Center in New York City. Read the story here and read the profile of Joshua Owoeye, an alumni of the program, here!

Rockaways Partnership Discussed in New Next City Story

LISC NYC was featured in a new story from Next City detailing our partnership in the Rockaways with Ocean Bay CDC and Asian Americans for Equality. Read the story!

Communities for Healthy Food Expands Through Illumination Fund Grant

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has awarded LISC NYC a grant of $644,000 to expand Communities for Healthy Food to two additional high-need neighborhoods in partnership with community development corporations (CDCs) in 2016 and 2017: Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx and Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation (OBCDC) in the Rockaways. Read the release

LISC, State Farm Build on 16-Year Partnership to Expand Economic Opportunity

State Farm has announced a new $4 million grant to extend the reach of LISC Financial Opportunity Centers around the country and strengthen commercial corridors in low-income areas. Read the release

From LISC National 2015: A Record-Breaking Year

LISC has never, in 35 years of work, invested more in the future of low-income communities than it did in 2015.  President & Chief Executive Michael Rubinger begins his last year at LISC’s helm with a look at the organization's historic $1.3 billion in support for efforts that help Americans prosper. Read the story! 

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