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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.
How NCP meets community information needs 11/16/2008
Download the presentation made by NCP senior scribe Patrick Barry at the November 17, 2008 meeting of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy.
Looks different? Yep, our web site has changed 11/14/2008
Your eyes are fine. The New Communities Program web site does look different. After four years of operation we've cleaned things up, added new search tools and beefed up the site's multimedia materials. Take a look around.
Video: South Chicago teens install mural 11/13/2008
Teenagers from South Chicago worked together to create and install a 90-foot-long mural that addresses gangs, violence and local history. After months of work on a project that started in May of 2007, the mural panels were glued to a wall at 91st Street and Commercial Avenue on Saturday, November 1.
900 join in the fun at 'Getting It Done' 4/3/2008
They came from 24 Chicago neighborhoods and 56 cities for a whirlwind of workshops, tours, hallway skull sessions and even dancing. It was LISC/Chicago’s first national conference for community development practitioners, and by the looks on people’s faces, it was a heck of a good time.
Neighborhood power on display 3/20/2008
Dial up your energy level, tune up your vocal chords and round up your best ideas for building community because you’ll need them all at NCP’s "Getting It Done" conference on March 26 and 27.
New way to tell stories: audio slideshows  11/27/2007
Nine community development practitioners spent Friday afternoons this fall in a LISC conference room crowded with laptop computers, cables and digital recorders. They were learning how to create audio slideshows from two experts in the new media.
Madison retail initiative open for business 11/20/2007
New information about household wealth, building permits and home prices indicates that the time is finally right for development of more retail stores along Madison Street west of the Loop.

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