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LISC and CEDAC talk TOD in CommonWealth Magazine

The latest issue of CommonWealth Magazine features an article by LISC Boston Executive Director Bob Van Meter and Roger Herzog, Executive Director of Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), about the importance of equitable transit-oriented development (TOD).  "The development of more affordable housing near transit, especially in gentrifying neighborhoods, is a key way to ensure that redevelopment in these neighborhoods is fair and equitable."  Read more about our how the two organizations are collaborating on TOD here.

 

Open AmeriCorps Positions

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Employment Counselor (Job Placement & Job Referral Services), Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as an Employment Counselor (Job Placement & Job Referral Services). The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.

Assistant Project Manager, Real Estate Department, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as an Assistant Project Manager in our Real Estate Department. The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017. 

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Bridges to College and Urban Equitable Accessibility

Noble Ingram is a Communications Intern with LISC Boston. He studied English and Urban Studies at Vassar College and graduated in May. This summer, he will be writing regular blog posts on his experiences with LISC.

Bridges to College and Urban Equitable Accessibility

by Noble Ingram

I was rounding out a check-in with my supervisor, Communications Program Officer Leah Bloom, when I asked a question I thought summed up all of my work in my early weeks with LISC Boston. “So everything LISC does is through the lens of affordable housing?”  She nodded, but offered a slight revision, “affordability.” After more thought, she expanded the idea even further. “If I had to name the principle that guides our work, I would call it quality of life. LISC works to ensure equitable access to all the resources communities need to thrive.”

It might seem like semantics but the distinction is important, especially for a community development organization. LISC Boston works tirelessly to make sure people with low and moderate incomes are able to live in the communities they call home. But living isn’t just about buildings and rent and utilities. Those things are important, but life is more than where we sleep. And quality of life has to do with more than just a monthly payment to your landlord.

The spirit of this “equitable access” is present in every LISC project, and it certainly was in the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Bridges to College (BTC) graduation ceremony in June. The BTC program equips students with the skills they need to enter college and eventually find employment. LISC Boston is one of their key partners, and recently awarded JVS $675,000 for their Biotech and IT education and employment programs through a national grant from the Social Innovation Fund.

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Boston LISC Staff Blog

Boston LISC Staff members share their perspective on LISC's work, the community development world. and many other topics.

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Joe Kriesberg Receives Community Service Award Last night, I had the pleasure and honor of presenting Joe Kriesberg, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association...
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Highlights from LISC/Bank of America’s Forum on Greening Affordable Housing Highlights from LISC/Bank of America’s Forum on Greening Affordable Housing On October 3rd LISC and Bank of America hosted a forum in Boston on “Greening Affordable Housing” that was...
“El Barrio Tours” Screening - Rebecca Schofield On Monday, August 18th, a group of over 60 Boston area residents came together to watch “El Barrio Tours: Gentrifi...
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