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This website provides an overview of the nation's largest demonstration of comprehensive community development, the New Communities Program. It is an archive. Stories about LISC Chicago's current work are at

Crowdfunding for community development? Yes! 5/17/2013

World Business Chicago is excited about the potential of the Kickstarter website to “catalyze reinvestment, grow small businesses and spur employment growth.”

Neighborhood network eyes ACA push 5/10/2013

LISC Chicago’s Neighborhood Network is gearing up for a tidal wave of change around health care as implementation begins this year on the Affordable Care Act.

Two communities plan “all-in” safety initiatives 4/18/2013

LISC Chicago and its neighborhood partners will launch an all-at-once approach to reducing violent crime, hoping to turn the tide in North Lawndale and South Chicago.

Fired up, ready to go: LISC Chicago’s neighborhood network 4/8/2013

In the complex business of urban community development, no vehicle matches the leverage and impact of every dollar invested quite like LISC Chicago.

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The New Communities Program is an ambitious program to support comprehensive community development in 16 Chicago neighborhoods.

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