Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Kalamazoo is a local office of the nation’s leading community development support organization, working in Kalamazoo neighborhoods. We help make neighborhoods stronger!
We believe that everyone should have the right to live in safe, prosperous neighbourhoods full of opportunities. Since 1988, LISC Kalamazoo has been working towards this vision by providing funding, financing, and technical assistance to community development corporations, nonprofit developers, and policy and advocacy organizations in Kalamazoo. With LISC’s support, community developers have been able to and will continue to provide affordable housing, spark economic development, and increase access to high-quality education, transportation, and other crucial resources.
LISC Kalamazoo works to identify and evaluate different approaches to organizing its work in community development. The overall goal of this effort is to provide participants with both the tools and the insights on how to make critical choices regarding how, when, and why an organization would want to work collaboratively with others to design, manage, or implement a comprehensive community development strategy.
Strategies We Pursue
Kalamazoo LISC invests in these elements:
Together, with residents and partners, LISC Kalamazoo forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across our community; making the greater Kalamazoo area a great place to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Room 310
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Chuck Vliek, Director
28 Liberty Street, Floor 34
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 455-9800
Fax: (212) 682-5929