OLLI Lectures

LISC Connects People and Resources to Transform Troubled Neighborhoods

LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is a national non-profit organization with a proven model and method for transforming troubled neighborhoods into places of growth and opportunity.  Opened in 2012, the Peoria office became their 32nd location in the United States. LISC came to Peoria with the help of the Caterpillar Foundation, which supplied an initial $3 million grant to improve the East Bluff and South Side neighborhoods. An additional $2 million grant from the State Attorney General’s office was secured from foreclosure mitigation funding, and will be leveraged to improve affordable housing in the East Bluff, which was hit particularly hard in the foreclosure crisis.  Because LISC works with existing community organizations, this lecture will use a panel format.  The local LISC Executive Director, Brandon Holmes, will provide an overview of LISC and will moderate the panel.

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 4
Refreshments 6:30- 7:00 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 -8:00 p.m.

Location and Parking

Marty Theatre
Robert H. Michel Student Center, lower level
915 N. Elmwood
Peoria, IL 61606

Parking is available in any blue or white-lined space on campus.

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