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Free meals on menu, from pantries to schools 1/11/2011
LISC/Chicago and NCP fund a variety of efforts to provide for those in need.
'Don’t tell me every Black boy is bad' 4/28/2008
The African-American Male Initiative seeks to build education and opportunity for young Black males.
Agencies learn art of the deal 4/25/2008
As the implementation process carries forward across the 16 communities in NCP, lead agencies and their partners are learning the art of the deal.
Tax refunds soon to flow across city 2/1/2008
Low- to moderate-income tax filers in 10 NCP neighborhoods and six other Chicago communities have begun taking advantage of free tax preparation services.
Aldermen discuss S. Side redevelopment 9/25/2007
Aldermen from four wards assembled in the Grand Ballroom on Cottage Grove Avenue, in the heart of Woodlawn, recently to talk about issues related to South Side development, offer some hope, and talk about obstacles to progress.
Quad Communities job fair makes connections 11/19/2006
If Friday the 13th was bad luck day, it didn’t bother Belinda Phillips, a 29-year-old Bronzeville resident, as she recently chatted up potential employers. Phillips was one of a couple hundred people who participated in an Oct. 13 job fair at the King Community Center on Cottage Grove Avenue .
CWF "network" helps Erin Green land job 8/24/2006
A 30-year-old divorced mother raising two pre-teen daughters on the South Side doesn't have much time for networking. Fortunately, Erin Green knew someone who knew about the Abraham Lincoln Centre's employment service, part of LISC/Chicago's network of Centers for Working Families.
Directories map business reality, potential 8/17/2006
Lead agencies in the Quad Communities, North Lawndale, and East Garfield Park have or are about to release business directories that provide mental maps of what goods and services they have available -- and where the geographic and categorical gaps exist that could lead to new business development.
A Cleanslate for Cottage Grove corridor 2/28/2006
There’s something new in the air along Cottage Grove Avenue and it sounds a lot like “Good morning!” That greeting, along with the sweep of brooms and the scrape of shovels, is the sound of a gathering retail revival. It's all part of a dual strategy by Quad Communities Development Corp., which has tapped the Cleanslate program to tidy up local streetscapes while providing employment opportunities.
Mid-South residents give ideas for transit 6/1/2005
Mid-South Side residents recently provided input on a $300,000 employment-related transportation project and heard from Chicago Transit Authority chair Carole Brown in a forum organized by Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC).

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