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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.

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Duos Expansion Means New Jobs and More Healthy Food

Duos opens a second kitchen, continues serving healthy meals and engaging community members   This Tuesday, Duos founders and Chefs Becky Hostetter and John Garnier celebrated the grand opening of their second permanent location at The Commonground, a brand new outdoor plaza at Eskenazi Health. Duos Kitchen is redefining gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian cuisine in Indianapolis, sporting a menu of locally grown ingredients infused with international flavors. Duos began in 2010 as a food truck, serving healthy street food and engaging neighbors in urban community. Two years ago, the chefs opened their flagship restaurant located at 2960 N. Meridian, in … Continued

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Historic Central State: Bringing New Life to a New Neighborhood Landmark

Plans to revitalize Central State Hospital finally become reality Central State Hospital, created in 1827, once cared for nearly 3,000 patients on its 140 acre grounds. Funding cuts led to the hospital’s closure in 1994 and the site has been vacant and in deteriorating condition ever since. Its revitalization has been a centerpiece of the Near West neighborhood Quality of Life plan. The continued push by neighborhood residents and community leaders has begun to yield results. LISC is helping to renovate the former Central State Hospital site on West Washington St. with a $3 million construction loan to development firm Reverie Estates. The … Continued

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United Way of Central Indiana Endorses Centers for Working Families Model

LISC and United Way collaborate to pave path forward for working families in Indianapolis The Board of directors of United Way of Central Indiana voted on May 28, 2014 to adopt the Centers for Working Families (CWF) model as a primary strategy for supporting their goal of increasing income for families living at or near poverty. Since 2007, LISC has invested $4.5 million to implement the CWF model in Indianapolis. LISC operates seven CWF neighborhood centers and a center at Ivy Tech Community College, providing a variety of services to empower working families to earn, keep and grow income and … Continued

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