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LISC is improving our neighborhoods and changing lives every day. Check out a handful of stories about how we're making a difference in our community, and see our 2013 annual report here.

Menomonee Valley Redevelopment

From Eyesore to Model of Sustainable Development Since its inception in 1999, Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. has served as the lead agency in the redevelopment of Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley. Once Wisconsin’s most visible eyesore, the Valley has been transformed, becoming a national model in economic development and environmental sustainability. More than one million square feet of green buildings have been constructed and more than 60 acres of new trails and park space with 45 acres of native plants installed have led to improved wildlife habitat and water quality. 300 acres of brownfield have been developed, 39 companies have moved to … Continued

Program Officer Position at LISC

LISC Indianapolis invites applications for a Program Officer who will have a lead role in implementing LISC’s economic development program—FOCUS. Fostering Commercial Urban Strategies (FOCUS) is designed to bolster economic opportunity in Indianapolis’s urban neighborhoods. Developed by LISC in partnership with the Indy Chamber, the City of Indianapolis, and the Indianapolis Coalition for Neighborhood Development, FOCUS’s goal is to build long-lasting relationships that connect neighborhoods with businesses and other resources in a way that helps drive and support neighborhood revitalization. To apply, candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Tedd Grain with “Program Officer Position” in the subject line of … Continued

Third Round of Indy Food Fund Now Open

The Indy Food Council is pleased to announce the third round of the Indy Food Fund.  The Indy Food Fund is a small grant and loan program designed to support catalytic food related projects in Marion County.  This year the fund will prioritize applicants who can show they are working towards one of more of the following initiatives as outlined as priorities by the council: Improve access to healthy and local food across all ages and demographics. Increase the demand for local food in Indy by promoting local options, expanding existing local food production efforts and developing new ones, and … Continued

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