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INVITE APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 COMMUNITY-POLICE PARTNERSHIP AWARDS

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MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering for the thirteenth year to recognize, sustain and share the work of innovative partnerships between community groups and police to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization. Through this awards program, MetLife Foundation and LISC will identify and honor partnerships that exhibit tangible accomplishments in their efforts to advance the process, outcome, and/or evaluation of potent police community collaborations. Eligible applicants must be member organizations of partnerships that include, but need not be limited to, community organizations and police.

Preliminary Applications(electronic or hard copy) must be received by midnight eastern time on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Please click here for the full "Invite Applications for 2014 Community-Police partners awards doc.

 

When community developers and police join forces, crime goes down and neighborhoods grow stronger!

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 Attorney General Eric Holder and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan both spoke at LISC’s "Safe Streets, Strong Communities" symposium on January 15, 2014. This was a tremendous symbol of the importance of bringing the worlds of law enforcement and community development together to tackle complex problems in neighborhoods. "Today, LISC and its partners continue to stand on the front lines of this ongoing fight. You're proving that a holistic approach to public safety challenges is not only effective – but essential – when it comes to advancing these critical efforts." (Attorney General Eric Holder) See more here.

 

Chelsea Safety Partnership Receives National Award

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November 12, 2010

The Chelsea Neighborhood Developers and the Chelsea Police Department were honored with a MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award at a ceremony on November 12, 2010. The ceremony took place at the Chelsea Police Headquarters, and was attended by Ann Houston, Chelsea Neighborhood’s Executive Director, Chelsea’s City Manager, (Jay Ash), the Police Chief Brian Kyes, Metlife Foundation’s, John McCoy, LISC staff members Bob Van Meter, Marcus Haymon, Marizabel Benoit and Julia Ryan, the Program Director for the Community Safety Initiative. This recognition is for an extraordinary local partnership that is improving public safety and strengthening community-police relations.

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LISC Awards LCW-LPD Partnership $25,000!

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September 28, 2009

Boston LISC is pleased to announce that Lawrence Community Works (LCW) and the Lawrence Police Department (LPD) are the recipients of the 2009 MetLife Foundation Community Police Partnership!

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Jamaica Plain National Night Out Block Party

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July 21, 2009

As a part of the National Night Out Against Crime, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and the Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit of the Boston Police Department, with support from Boston LISC, held a neighborhood block party this past Saturday. Hosted at English High School, the event attracted dozens of families and community members to celebrate and promote the neighborhood’s efforts to make the area a safe place to live, work, and play.

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Massachusetts’s Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC)

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