WHAT BETTER WAY TO TELL THE STORY OF 2021 than through a (small) sampling of the nearly 200 stories we published about our work last year, and the dozens of articles, interviews, op-eds and videos about LISC that ran in national and local media outlets across the country. Scroll down for a look, and a listen, to learn about, or remember, some highlights of our year.

JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC

January

February

March

Jenny Brooks had an unlikely vision for her neighborhood. But that was part of the point, to flip the South Bronx narrative.”

Jenny Brooks had an unlikely vision for her neighborhood. But that was part of the point, to flip the South Bronx narrative.”

RECONNECT

A POEM FROM 2021 RUBINGER FELLOW DASHA KELLY HAMILTON

April

Changes in the justice system alone will not bring about the world we want and deserve. Ready access to quality housing, education, employment and healthcare are among the basic building blocks of an equitable society.”

May

REBUILD

CHARLOTTE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FUND FROM THE INSIDE OUT

June

LISC’s strategy is different. The idea is to push money into Black businesses and Black anchor institutions like HBCUs.”

July

We want to grow an ecosystem of care, making sure the organizations empowered in this process reflect and elevate the voices of those most impacted by mass incarceration.”

August

RENEW

MEET ANDREW + JANICE, BRIDGES TO CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CLIENTS

September

You're asking your neighbors, who you just met, to give you their blood, sweat and tears to build your house. And in exchange, you'll help them build theirs.”

You're asking your neighbors, who you just met, to give you their blood, sweat and tears to build your house. And in exchange, you'll help them build theirs.”

October

REINVEST

THE LATINAS WELDING GUILD

November

11.01 LISC VOICES

A New CFO for LISC [+]

The ‘credible messengers’ of community violence intervention have helped drive quantifiable reductions in violent crime.”

December

12.08 ANNOUNCEMENT

LISC’s New Leadership [+]

When much of the country is navigating a new normal and underserved communities, in particular, are facing significant challenges, this leadership team will be a source of constancy and experience.”