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November 2022 Blog Posts (13)

Opportunity for Women of Color interested in Community Development

This is a new program funded by the CT Department of Housing and Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and administered by LISC Connecticut, designed to introduce women of color to the community development sector. Recruitment is still underway for a new cohort of participants for 2023. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, December 16th.


Elements of the HCDLI include:

  • Monthly workshops with industry…

Added by Lee Cruz on November 30, 2022 at 6:43am — No Comments

Protecting Nonprofits That Protect Us During Crises—and Beyond


November 21, 2022

It wasn’t for-profit companies. The nonprofit sector, along with community-based …


Added by Lee Cruz on November 23, 2022 at 4:14am — No Comments

The Vital Connection: BIPOC-Led Narrative Change and Pluralist Democracy


November 21, 2022

Who will tell the stories that shape our future? These days, in the…


Added by Lee Cruz on November 23, 2022 at 4:08am — No Comments

Should We Cancel Capacity Building?

September 13, 2022

In the social change field, some phrases are repeated so often that we no longer ask what they require of us. But words matter. I have pages and pages of notes with…


Added by Lee Cruz on November 23, 2022 at 4:01am — No Comments

Is America Ready for Truth and Reconciliation?

Published on LinkedIn November 17, 2022…


Added by Lee Cruz on November 18, 2022 at 11:05am — No Comments

JPMorgan Trying to Expand Minority Small-Business Lending

HOUSTON—JPMorgan Chase & Co. is launching a national program to try to get more loans into the hands of minority small-businesses owners and close a persistent racial gap in financing...…


Added by Lee Cruz on November 18, 2022 at 10:54am — No Comments

It’s Time to Reaffirm Our First Amendment Right to Boycott

From the Boston Tea Party to the Montgomery bus boycott to the boycott of apartheid South Africa, politically motivated consumer boycotts have long been part and parcel of American politics. But are they protected by the First Amendment? For 40 years, the answer has been an unequivocal “yes.” But in a recent case from Arkansas, a federal court of appeals ruled otherwise. If the right to boycott is to be preserved, the Supreme Court must step in...…


Added by Lee Cruz on November 16, 2022 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Long Island Sound Resilience Grant Writing Assistance Program

With funding from US EPA through the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), Connecticut and New York Sea announce an opportunity open to municipalities and community organizations to facilitate the hiring of grant preparation and writing support to assist with the development of a grant application for sustainable and resilience focused projects that will impact a community(ies) within or partially within the Long Island Sound Coastal boundary (within Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk counties, Western…


Added by Nancy Balcom on November 15, 2022 at 4:23am — No Comments

Libraries Can Unite a Lonely, Divided Nation

October 26, 2022

Even as the Covid-19 pandemic shifts to more of an endemic, it continues to eat away at the connective fibers that bind our society together. As with so many things, Covid accelerated an existing trend: America was in the throes of a …


Added by Lee Cruz on November 14, 2022 at 10:02am — No Comments

Climate and Equity Grant Program -- Applications Due Nov 18th

In collaboration with CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is requesting grant proposals for projects that increase the capacity of vulnerable communities to mitigate, plan for, and respond to climate change impacts. This funding supports the recommendations of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3).

This grant program is open to community-based organizations, tribal governments,…


Added by Mary Buchanan on November 7, 2022 at 4:20am — No Comments

If we keep abusing nature it will collapse, taking us with it. We need a new mindset

The Guardian   Opinion: 
2 November 2022…

Added by Lee Cruz on November 3, 2022 at 3:16am — No Comments

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How JPMorgan Chase Partners with LISC Detroit and Others to Help the City Flourish

An article in Fortune highlights a $200 million investment from JPMorgan Chase to support small business and local community development funds. The funding has helped LISC Detroit, the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund (EOCF) and the Detroit Housing Fund create economic opportunities for thousands of Detroit residents. LISC senior vice president Tahirih Ziegler is quoted on the imperative of investing in affordable housing to protect against displacement in Detroit’s vulnerable communities.

New Markets Support Company Announces New Name: Broadstreet

Since its founding in 2004, the New Markets Support Company has managed LISC's federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation—currently the largest in the country at $1.2 billion. Over the years, the affiliate has expanded and diversified its offerings to mission-driven investors, and now has a new name to reflect that growth and impact.

New Research Shows What Community Development Organizations Need Most: Support to Grow Their Organizational Capacity

Recent research highlights the importance and needs of nonprofit community development organizations. LISC’s Mark Kudlowitz examines how this data informs our work and the need for additional resources to support these groups’ abilities to help communities across the country.

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