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‘Urban Health’ documents data collection – and action in numerous communities 2/25/2011
Book traces efforts of Sinai, those it inspired to combat health disparities
In-depth profiles of New Communities 12/22/2008
LISC/Chicago scribe John McCarron has profiled most of the 14 neighborhoods that participate in the New Communities Program in his regular page 2 column in Re:New newsletter during the past five years.
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.
Survey shows support for Quad Communities market 2/11/2008
The development of a fresh-food market in Bronzeville is part of a broader effort that NCP lead agency Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC)has been leading to expand retail and entertainment options in the community -- and a recent community survey shows the concept holds significant promise.
LISC, GADC take part in income diversity forum 11/28/2007
Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp. Executive Director Carlos Nelson and LISC/Chicago Program Director Joel Bookman shared their insights about groundbreaking research on neighborhood income diversity from Metro Chicago Information Center at a recent forum on the subject.
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.
Is NCP working? How and why? 11/15/2007
Is the New Communities Program doing any good? In complex urban neighborhoods, researchers seek answers.
Six ways to measure community change 11/15/2007
Researchers from the evaluation group MDRC are pursuing six "lines of inquiry" to determine if and how NCP is working; here are the six questions along with some observations (by LISC, not the researchers) on what’s happening in the neighborhoods.
Health 'Challenge' up and running 10/25/2006
Seven agencies in Humboldt Park have launched a pilot “Healthy Lifestyles Challenge.” Participating employees will measure their progress in reducing weight and body fat, pursue exercising opportunities, and attend nutrition education sessions.
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.

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