Skip to main content

News and articles archive

Browse 666 articles by: Community | Keyword | Date


1–10 of 70 articles | Next »


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.
New pillars support Woodlawn renewal 3/29/2013
Woodlawn is rising again … though the challenges, like gravity, seem never to go away. Its comeback slowed by the Great Recession, its people saddened by the death of a beloved leader, the storied South Side neighborhood is rallying.
Planting seeds toward a 'Healthy Chicago' 1/8/2013
From gang crime to garden compost, Chicago Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D., is all ears as he meets with a series of NCP leaders.
Communities strategize to fight crime 11/29/2012
Community developers and community organizers often can do more than they realize, say speakers at LISC Chicago Commercial Corridor Brown Bag Luncheon.
For an instant, city streets become neighborhood playgrounds 10/12/2012
PlayStreets periodically closes off streets in Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago to provide safe, supervised space with organized sports, fitness and dancing programs. The aim is to reduce childhood obesity.
New directory points ex-offenders in the right direction 7/27/2012
Manual covers basic needs, where to find them in community with high return rate
Growing green healthy neighborhoods 9/29/2011

City and regional land-use experts get behind bottom-up, NCP-style planning for neighborhoods full of wide open spaces

From learn-and-earn to slam-and-jam 8/12/2011
Summer program keeps Near North youths busy, happy, willing and able to cross old boundaries
Neighborhoods salute beginning of school 9/11/2010
Community organizations in three NCP neighborhoods on August 28 took advantage of the waning days of summer to help residents gear up for the challenges and opportunities that a new fall season inevitably presents. Vacations are over, school’s beginning, life goes on.
Hoops in the Hood: More than a game 9/2/2010
The fourth annual Cross-City Tournament emphasized teamwork, sportsmanship and safe streets.

1–10 of 70 articles | Next »


Donate Be sure to select Chicago LISC for program designation.
All donations are tax-deductible.

Calendar
Tools & Publications

Access quality-of life-plans, NCP publications, photographs, and other documents and media that chronicle how Chicago neighborhoods are working to become better and stronger.

More tools

Who we are

Learn about NCP, LISC/Chicago, and the people who direct those programs and offices.

More about us