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Looking for information about LISC Chicago? 4/1/2014

This website provides an overview of the nation's largest demonstration of comprehensive community development, the New Communities Program. It is an archive. Stories about LISC Chicago's current work are at

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.

Fired up, ready to go: LISC Chicago’s neighborhood network 4/8/2013

In the complex business of urban community development, no vehicle matches the leverage and impact of every dollar invested quite like LISC 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.

CNDA 2013: Engaged, healthy and strong 3/7/2013

The 19th annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards honored and highlighted a variety of projects throughout the city.

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NCP in the News

BYNC launches early action project for quality of life plan

The Gate, 11/18/2011

Neighbors force last call for liquor store

Chicago Tribune, 3/23/2011

Residents rally behind closing of liquor store

WLS-TV (ABC Channel 7), 3/22/2011

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Neighborhood Bookshelf

This reading list offers a glimpse of the histories and cultures that have shaped the 16 neighborhoods in the New Communities Program, and provides a starter list for readers interested in community development and urban issues in general.

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