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Announcing 2017-18 AmeriCorps Placements

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We are pleased to announce that the following organizations have been awarded LISC AmeriCorps member placements for the 2017-2018 year:

  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
  • Hyde Jackson Square Main Street
  • Metro West Community Development
  • Neighborhood of Affordable Housing 
  • North Shore Community Development Corporation
  • One Holyoke Community Development Corporation 
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Congratulations!

 

Transformation without Displacement

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Bartlett Station Groundbreaking Heralds Transformation without Displacement

BOSTON (July 31, 2017)—A major new development in Roxbury is set to transform a contaminated, overgrown bus yard once owned by MBTA into new businesses, apartments and jobs that will both expand economic opportunity and protect long-time residents from displacement.

The first phase of Bartlett Station, which celebrates its groundbreaking on Wednesday, August 2, at 11:00 AM, is just one of several construction projects planned for nearly nine acres of abandoned land at Washington Street and Bartlett Street. It includes 60 rental homes—with 32 specifically designated for low-income households—as well as a ground floor grocery store that will expand access to healthy food throughout the area and create jobs. A second building with 16 condominiums is also starting construction as part of this initial phase.

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Bank of America commits $3.8 million to LISC

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Our longtime partner, Bank of America, recently announced its renewed support for our work connecting low-income residents to economic opportunities. A $3.8 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will fund programs focused on reviving local economies. 
 
“The health of our communities rests squarely on the well-being of the people who live there,” noted Bob Van Meter, LISC Boston Executive Director. “This grant provides vital operating capital to support efforts to provide families with tools to build a more stable financial future.”
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Boston LISC Staff members share their perspective on LISC's work, the community development world. and many other topics.

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