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Host an AmeriCorps Member

LISC Boston invites local non-profit partners to submit an application to host an AmeriCorps member. Members are funded through our national LISC AmeriCorps program via an application to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). AmeriCorps funding has not been announced, but we are hopeful regarding the LISC application. The program for full-time members begins on October 1, 2016. LISC Boston anticipates being awarded eight full-time 1700-hour and three quarter-time 450-hour AmeriCorps positions for investment in our neighborhoods.  If you are interested, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for application materials.

 

LISC Names New National CEO: Maurice Jones

This morning, Maurice Jones, who rose from a small-town tobacco farm to become a leader in government and business, was named as national president and CEO of LISC. Jones currently serves as Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and will replace retiring CEO Michael Rubinger on September 6, 2016.

Jones, 51, has held numerous senior jobs in state and federal government. He currently manages 13 state agencies focused on the economic needs in his native state of Virginia. He previously served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) overseeing operations for the agency’s 8,900 staff. Prior to that he was commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Social Services and deputy chief of staff to former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner. During the Clinton Administration, he worked on legal, policy and program issues at the Treasury Department, where he also helped manage a then-new initiative called the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) fund—a federal program that has grown to be a critical supporter of nonprofits that leverage its capital to bolster their communities.

The national board unanimously selected Jones, and we are confident in his ability to lead LISC with vision and sensitivity.  You can read more about his remarkable career and commitment to community development at www.lisc.org.

Welcome to LISC, Mr. Jones!

   

Enlisting Landlords to Prevent Displacement

Recently, the City of Boston announced the creation of the Acquisition Opportunity Program, a $7.5 million loan fund designed to keep currently-affordable rents low. LISC Boston was instrumental in the development of this anti-displacement strategy, and we applaud the City’s commitment to mitigating the impact of gentrification.

In 2014, we and the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) formed the Gentrification Learning Community, a diverse group of residents, community development professionals, and neighborhood organizations, to study the issues causing displacement in our city. At the same time, along with our partners at The Boston Foundation and the Department of Neighborhood Development, we convened the Acquisition and Conversion Working Group, a consortium of more than 20 organizations including CDCs, funders, and city and state officials, to identify strategies for allowing low- and moderate-income people to stay in their homes.

What we found is not news. 

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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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