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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.
A growthful enterprise on Perry Street 9/28/2012
Washington Park farm will bring locally grown fresh produce and jobs for residents
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

Seeding the food deserts 8/29/2011
LISC/Chicago supports robust menu of programming and services to provide greater access, healthier choices
Supermarket efforts starting to bear fruit 5/31/2011
Communities seek to follow the lead of West Haven, which has attracted a Pete's Fresh Market; restaurants another bricks-and-mortar goal of food activism
Keeping those New Year's resolutions alive 4/14/2011
Nutrition, fitness programs lead to healthier communities
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.
Programs bring harvest of locally grown food 11/4/2010
During the second five years of its New Communities Program and through other programs like Elev8, LISC/Chicago has redoubled its commitment to efforts that bring healthier, more diverse gastronomic options into NCP neighborhoods.
Fruits, vegetables and community 8/6/2010
Farmers markets and street festivals liven up NCP neighborhoods.
East Garfield cafe to serve side of job training 4/28/2010
The homeless, formerly incarcerated and other low-income people on Chicago’s West Side soon will have a new point of entry into the job market – and everyone who lives in and around East Garfield Park will have a tasty new place to eat.

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