LISC WNY

LISC WNY LISC WNY is part of a national community & economic development organization that links neighborhoods and individuals with the tools they need to thrive.

For almost three decades, LISC has connected local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life. The LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities. Our unique structure enables local organizations to access national resources and expertise, and our funding partners to leverage their investments to achieve remarkable results.

For almost three decades, LISC has connected local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life. The LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities. Our unique structure enables local organizations to access national resources and expertise, and our funding partners to leverage their investments to achieve remarkable results.

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Still looking for great members!!!
01/10/2022

Still looking for great members!!!

Still looking for great members!!!

Looking to create more inclusive spaces? Check out this session on Thursday to learn more about "what Universal Design i...
12/07/2021

Looking to create more inclusive spaces?

Check out this session on Thursday to learn more about "what Universal Design is, the tools needed to increase equity in design, and how designers can better support underrepresented groups."

(AICP Members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this event.)

Join us as we host the final One Region Forward Learning Series of 2021! The session will be led by the IDEA Center's Krista Macy along with special guest speakers and will provide attendees an overview of what Universal Design is, the tools needed to increase equity in design and how designers can better support underrepresented groups.

AICP Members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity.

Register now: https://buffalo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sceitpjkuGtN2WARK0P9cDztCxR6JQHed

The event will spotlight how the Healthy Regions Planning Exchange is addressing racial and health inequities through le...
11/22/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Healthy Regions Planning Exchange: Public Convening. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The event will spotlight how the Healthy Regions Planning Exchange is addressing racial and health inequities through legislation, base building, communications, and culture change. Whether it is work for more stable housing, transportation investments that prioritize BIPOC communities, or community development work to address systemic poverty, the event will present tangible progress towards healthier communities, and discuss the challenges left to overcome. The work is even more relevant as billions of dollars will start to flow into metro areas for infrastructure investments. Please join us Thursday, December 2nd from 1-2:30pm for this timely discussion.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Herminia Palacio, Guttmacher Institute

Health Equity in Action: Exploring the scales of intervention to achieve healthier and thriving communities

Featured Panelists
• Carol Hardeman - Director at Hill District Consensus Group (Pittsburgh, PA)
• Chloe Gurin-Sands - Manager of Health Equity and Planning, Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago, IL)
• Tatewin Means - Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (Pine Ridge, SD)
• JooHee Pomplun - Executive Director, The Alliance (Twin Cities, MN)
• Laura Tolkoff - Transportation Policy Director, SPUR (SF Bay Area, CA)

The Regional Plan Association is excited to invite you to the first public event of the Healthy Regions Planning Exchange. The Planning Exchange was founded in 2018 as a national network of planners, practitioners, advocates, and community-based representatives working towards health and racial equi...

11/18/2021
11/18/2021
THIS WEEKEND, you can give your input on how you would like to see American Rescue Plan funding support health equity ou...
08/19/2021
Events — Buffalo Center for Health Equity

THIS WEEKEND, you can give your input on how you would like to see American Rescue Plan funding support health equity outcomes in Buffalo with the Buffalo Center for Health Equity, REACH Buffalo, and the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York. You can attend in person with safe social distancing and masks or online! Register to attend here: https://www.buffalohealthequity.org/events-1

Aug 13 to Aug 14 Igniting Hope Conference 2021 Fri, Aug 13, 2021 4:00 PM 16:00 Sat, Aug 14, 2021 3:00 PM 15:00 Buffalo Center for Health Equity (map) Google Calendar ICS Register today! click HEREDownload the agenda HERE View Event →

Wednesday is our last community event for our Livability & Economic Inclusion Action Plan for East Buffalo, a partnershi...
08/16/2021

Wednesday is our last community event for our Livability & Economic Inclusion Action Plan for East Buffalo, a partnership with @716UrbanLeague. You can make sure your voice is heard at 12:00 p.m. at SuperStreet on the corner of Clark & Kent. We will be talking with residents, business owners and community organizations and their big plans for the neighborhood.
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#Buffalo #Livability #ActionPlanforBuffalo

Wednesday is our last community event for our Livability & Economic Inclusion Action Plan for East Buffalo, a partnership with @716UrbanLeague. You can make sure your voice is heard at 12:00 p.m. at SuperStreet on the corner of Clark & Kent. We will be talking with residents, business owners and community organizations and their big plans for the neighborhood.
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#Buffalo #Livability #ActionPlanforBuffalo

Buffalo is the City of Good Neighbors. Let's prove it this Thursday! We will be looking for input on your neighborhood a...
08/09/2021

Buffalo is the City of Good Neighbors. Let's prove it this Thursday! We will be looking for input on your neighborhood at Northland's Live Jazz on the Patio event starting at 6 p.m.

Buffalo is the City of Good Neighbors. Let's prove it this Thursday! We will be looking for input on your neighborhood at Northland's Live Jazz on the Patio event starting at 6 p.m.

We have partnered with The Buffalo Urban League for an innovative Livability & Economic Inclusion Action Plan for East B...
08/05/2021

We have partnered with The Buffalo Urban League for an innovative Livability & Economic Inclusion Action Plan for East Buffalo. The Action Plan aims to answer very important questions: What does your neighborhood like and feel like in year 2040? And what needs to happen now to help us get there?

As part of this initiative, we will be out and about talking with residents, business owners and community organizations.

Event details below! We would love to see you there!

https://www.lisc.org/wny/what-we-do/livability/

We have partnered with The Buffalo Urban League for an innovative Livability & Economic Inclusion Action Plan for East Buffalo. The Action Plan aims to answer very important questions: What does your neighborhood like and feel like in year 2040? And what needs to happen now to help us get there?

As part of this initiative, we will be out and about talking with residents, business owners and community organizations.

Event details below! We would love to see you there!

https://www.lisc.org/wny/what-we-do/livability/

We have partnered with The Buffalo Urban League for an innovative Livability & Economic Inclusion Action Plan for East B...
08/05/2021

We have partnered with The Buffalo Urban League for an innovative Livability & Economic Inclusion Action Plan for East Buffalo. The Action Plan aims to answer very important questions: What does your neighborhood like and feel like in year 2040? And what needs to happen now to help us get there?
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As part of this initiative, we will be out and about talking with residents, business owners and community organizations.
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Stay tuned for event information! We would love to see you!
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#Buffalo #Livability #ActionPlanforBuffalo

We have partnered with The Buffalo Urban League for an innovative Livability & Economic Inclusion Action Plan for East Buffalo. The Action Plan aims to answer very important questions: What does your neighborhood like and feel like in year 2040? And what needs to happen now to help us get there?
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As part of this initiative, we will be out and about talking with residents, business owners and community organizations.
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Stay tuned for event information! We would love to see you!
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#Buffalo #Livability #ActionPlanforBuffalo

Next highlight is the Cultural Economy. .A subset of creative industries, the cultural economy includes tourism and heri...
07/21/2021

Next highlight is the Cultural Economy.
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A subset of creative industries, the cultural economy includes tourism and heritage, and "way of life" activities that deliver value and cultural and social wealth rather than primarily providing monetary value.
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Examples include:

> Historic sites with cultural significance
> Historic preservation projects
> Culinary Arts
> Museums & Galleries
> Sports & Rec Facilities
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Tag a cultural economy business you want to lift up!
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LISC and the @716urbanleague are hosting a focus group for creative and cultural economy businesses tomorrow evening at 5pm! If you didn't get an invite but want to be included, send us a dm :)
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#CulturalEconomy #CreativeEconomy

Next highlight is the Cultural Economy.
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A subset of creative industries, the cultural economy includes tourism and heritage, and "way of life" activities that deliver value and cultural and social wealth rather than primarily providing monetary value.
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Examples include:

> Historic sites with cultural significance
> Historic preservation projects
> Culinary Arts
> Museums & Galleries
> Sports & Rec Facilities
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Tag a cultural economy business you want to lift up!
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LISC and the @716urbanleague are hosting a focus group for creative and cultural economy businesses tomorrow evening at 5pm! If you didn't get an invite but want to be included, send us a dm :)
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#CulturalEconomy #CreativeEconomy

Next highlight is the Cultural Economy. .A subset of creative industries, the cultural economy includes tourism and heri...
07/21/2021

Next highlight is the Cultural Economy.
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A subset of creative industries, the cultural economy includes tourism and heritage, and "way of life" activities that deliver value and cultural and social wealth rather than primarily providing monetary value.
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Examples include:

> Historic sites with cultural significance
> Historic preservation projects
> Culinary Arts
> Museums & Galleries
> Sports & Rec Facilities
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Tag a cultural economy business you want to lift up!
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LISC and the @716urbanleague are hosting a focus group for creative and cultural economy businesses tomorrow evening at 5pm! If you didn't get an invite but want to be included, send us a dm :)
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#CulturalEconomy #CreativeEconomy

Next highlight is the Cultural Economy.
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A subset of creative industries, the cultural economy includes tourism and heritage, and "way of life" activities that deliver value and cultural and social wealth rather than primarily providing monetary value.
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Examples include:

> Historic sites with cultural significance
> Historic preservation projects
> Culinary Arts
> Museums & Galleries
> Sports & Rec Facilities
.
Tag a cultural economy business you want to lift up!
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LISC and the @716urbanleague are hosting a focus group for creative and cultural economy businesses tomorrow evening at 5pm! If you didn't get an invite but want to be included, send us a dm :)
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#CulturalEconomy #CreativeEconomy

We are thrilled to be working alongside the WNY Women's Foundation and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on this Childcare ...
07/21/2021
New affordable childcare pilot program launches in Western New York

We are thrilled to be working alongside the WNY Women's Foundation and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on this Childcare Innovation initiative.

For LISC, this is part of a larger effort to close the racial gaps in health, wealth and equity that impact millions of people. By investing in childcare facilities, we can support frontline, essential workers, while aiding in job retention and local economies, all while giving our youngest learners a strong start in life.

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2021/07/16/new-affordable-childcare-pilot-program-launches-in-western-new-york?fbclid=IwAR3pdC3W1MvE2LL_SqEuchLz9nUQhp5kJppHXVMouPDv7PS8pJs4x2FU8zU

It will evaluate the demand for, and cost of, childcare.

Join us each week as we do a deep dive on themes that have evolved through our conversations with community partners. Fi...
07/13/2021

Join us each week as we do a deep dive on themes that have evolved through our conversations with community partners. First up... The Creative Economy!
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This includes sectors whose goods and services are based on intellectual property, including:

> Visual & Performing Arts
> Architecture Firms
> Crafts & Artisan Goods / Maker Spaces
> Film, TV, Video, Radio, Broadcasting & Photography
> Design Firms: Product, Graphic & Fashion/Textile
> Publishing: Literature, Music, Books, Magazines, Websites
> Software Design
> Museums & Galleries

We want to hear from you about the people and places that make up the Creative Economy on the East Side of Buffalo. Show some love and tag your favorite businesses, creatives, places, or events that make the East Side creative!

Join us each week as we do a deep dive on themes that have evolved through our conversations with community partners. First up... The Creative Economy!
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This includes sectors whose goods and services are based on intellectual property, including:

> Visual & Performing Arts
> Architecture Firms
> Crafts & Artisan Goods / Maker Spaces
> Film, TV, Video, Radio, Broadcasting & Photography
> Design Firms: Product, Graphic & Fashion/Textile
> Publishing: Literature, Music, Books, Magazines, Websites
> Software Design
> Museums & Galleries

We want to hear from you about the people and places that make up the Creative Economy on the East Side of Buffalo. Show some love and tag your favorite businesses, creatives, places, or events that make the East Side creative!

Did you know that 1 in 3 children under age 5 don’t have access to #childcare? Let’s invest in expanding #childcare faci...
06/17/2021

Did you know that 1 in 3 children under age 5 don’t have access to #childcare? Let’s invest in expanding #childcare facilities to #buildupchildcare
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Congress has delivered $50 billion in urgently needed support to the child care sector since December 2020, yet these resources cannot be used to make critical infrastructure modifications or acquire, construct or renovate child care facilities. With the pandemic constraining our nation’s already limited supply of quality and affordable child care options, it is time to ask Congress to act.
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Join us today, on Child Care Facilities Day of Action to ask Congress to invest in child care facility upgrades: https://bit.ly/3q0l6jy

Did you know that 1 in 3 children under age 5 don’t have access to #childcare? Let’s invest in expanding #childcare facilities to #buildupchildcare
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Congress has delivered $50 billion in urgently needed support to the child care sector since December 2020, yet these resources cannot be used to make critical infrastructure modifications or acquire, construct or renovate child care facilities. With the pandemic constraining our nation’s already limited supply of quality and affordable child care options, it is time to ask Congress to act.
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Join us today, on Child Care Facilities Day of Action to ask Congress to invest in child care facility upgrades: https://bit.ly/3q0l6jy

One Region Forward is hosting an online event THIS WEEK to discuss more about coastal threats and tools to improve commu...
06/15/2021

One Region Forward is hosting an online event THIS WEEK to discuss more about coastal threats and tools to improve community resilience, because our region is seeing more extreme weather events, such as seiches, intense rain, and highly fluctuating water levels in the Great Lakes.

It's important that all neighborhoods participate!

Register here: http://bit.ly/3yNaNDg

Our region is seeing more extreme weather events, such as seiches, intense rain, and highly fluctuating water levels in the Great Lakes.

Join One Region Forward on June 17 to learn more about coastal threats and tools to improve community resilience! Register http://bit.ly/3yNaNDg

3 more days to get your applications in for the The LISC-GM Scale Up WNY Small Business Grant! .Application close on Mon...
06/04/2021

3 more days to get your applications in for the The LISC-GM Scale Up WNY Small Business Grant!
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Application close on Monday, June 7th at midnight. Click here for details: https://www.lisc.org/wny/what-we-do/neighborhoodbusiness/lisc-gm-scale-wny-grant/
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General Motors
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#liscWNYbusiness #wnysmallbusiness

3 more days to get your applications in for the The LISC-GM Scale Up WNY Small Business Grant!
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Application close on Monday, June 7th at midnight. Click here for details: https://www.lisc.org/wny/what-we-do/neighborhoodbusiness/lisc-gm-scale-wny-grant/
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General Motors
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#liscWNYbusiness #wnysmallbusiness

06/02/2021

Do you own a small business or know a small business owner? If so, we want to hear from you!
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LISC WNY has created two business surveys to help us develop policy and programming for economic inclusion as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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One survey is targeted to all businesses in WNY with a goal of crafting programs to support recovery for minority and women-owned businesses: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CFPM7LW
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The other survey is targeted to businesses situated and commercial districts with a goal of designing resources that build on existing community assets, helping to strengthen economic vitality within neighborhoods: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C399NQN
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We are looking forward to sharing survey results with our partners and crafting solutions for Covid-19 small business recovery.

#liscWNYbusiness #wnysmallbusiness #smallbusinesslove

How many Pride in Place Buffalo Idea Boxes have you seen so far?Don't stop yet! We need your suggestions to celebrate an...
05/24/2021

How many Pride in Place Buffalo Idea Boxes have you seen so far?

Don't stop yet! We need your suggestions to celebrate and honor these areas.

Here's more beautiful work all done by local artists:

"The community at work" and "North, South, East, West" by Dorothea Edwards located at 806 Fillmore Avenue and Belmont Shelter Complex at 871 E. Ferry Street.

"XII" by Imani Williamson located at The Golden Cup Café at 1323 Jefferson Avenue.

"Child artists' " by J.Dough located at Canisius College, Jefferson Avenue and Florida Street.

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05/19/2021

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These artists created multiple Idea Boxes each for Pride in Place Buffalo. Double the art, double the fun!"Bluegrass Pop...
05/17/2021

These artists created multiple Idea Boxes each for Pride in Place Buffalo. Double the art, double the fun!

"Bluegrass Poppies" and "Greenpeace" by LaShonda Davis at Grassroots Gardens on 389 Broadway Avenue and the Underpass at Northland and Fillmore Avenues.

"Community Camo" and "Let's Grow Buffalo" by J.Dough at the East Parcel next to 683 Northland Avenue and E. Ferry St. and Wohlers Avenue.

"It’s who we are" and "My Heart My Home" by Muhammad Zaman at the West Parcel next to 683 Northland Avenue and the Belmont Shelter Complex at 1490 Jefferson Avenue.

Have you submitted your BIG ideas to our #PrideinPlaceBuffalo Idea Boxes yet?We're highlighting three more that are cert...
05/14/2021

Have you submitted your BIG ideas to our #PrideinPlaceBuffalo Idea Boxes yet?

We're highlighting three more that are certainly worth a closer look.

"Stay Gold Buffalo" by Daryl Reding at the green space at Clark and Kent Streets.

"Beyond the Freedom Wall (Buffalo in Bloom)" by Jillian Daniels at 60 Hedley Place and 36 Nash Street.

"The Manifestation of Prosperity" by Deja Marie at 1153 Jefferson Avenue.

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LISC's Buffalo office was opened in late 1998. Since then we have worked with local not-for-profit partners, private developers, local government and schools, and have provided funding and technical assistance to support projects that are contributing to healthier and more sustainable communities, and improving the lives of the families that live within them. Our not-for-profit partners are planning strategically, building their capacity, engaging resident and business leadership and creating positive changes for their communities. In 2020, we announced our name change and expansion of service to the Western New York community. LISC Western New York thanks our partners for their on the ground work, and our funders for their support and guidance.

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We're about to wave goodbye to 2021, so let's celebrate all we've been able to accomplish with the help of our volunteers, donors, partners, and prayer supporters this year! * Opened a fourth health center at 21 Doat Street on Buffalo's East Side * Opened a fifth health center at 182 Breckenridge Street on Buffalo's West Side (where our 12 family medicine resident physicians see their patients) * Started a fruit and vegetable prescription program (FVRx) and a hypertension self-management program * Began construction on a new health center in Hagam, Nepal * Hosted #SummerOnSuperStreet, an entire season of programming, including a kickoff day with over 70 partner organizations, at the corner of Clark & Kent Streets in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood * Constructed clean water wells (100% credit to Hope Rising Together) and latrines in Komao, Sierra Leone * Provided more than 31,500 COVID-19 vaccine shots to our community * Began offering a weekly English-speaking Baby Café for the first time (currently virtual-only) * Gratefully accepted several awards: - CEO & Founder Dr. Myron Glick: Mayor Byron Brown's Community Healthcare Impact Award, the American Society for Public Administration Buffalo Niagara Chapter’s Excellence in Non-Profit Administration Award, and, along with wife Joyce, the NYS Liberty Medal from the NYS Senate - Doat Street Medical Director Takesha Leonard: Buffalo Business First Excellence in Healthcare Award - Pediatrician Dr. Luther Robinson: included on Buffalo Spree's list of Top Doctors in WNY - Director of Community Advancement Heidi Romer: EPIC - Every Person Influences Children's Robert L. Wilson Award for Exceptional Service and Leadership - Jericho Road: Best COVID Community Service Program in Buffalo Spree’s Best of WNY Awards, LISC WNY's Nonprofit Community Development Organization of the Year No effective and worthwhile work is done alone. However you are connected to Jericho Road, we are grateful for you!
On behalf of the Buffalo Center for Health Equity in partnership with LISC WNY, UB Community Health Equity Research Institute, Live Well WNY, and Population Health Collaborative, please see the attached INVITE for our Building A Strategic Framework for Racial Equity discussion on Shifting the Narrative: ROI on Healthy Communities with special guest speaker, Marvin Wilmoth. Please share within your network! More information can be found on the attached flyer. Here is the registration link: https://www.buffalohealthequity.org/events-1 We hope that you will join us on December 15, 2021 in learning and sharing how investing in healthy communities can grow businesses!
To all Healthcare, Finance, Business and Philanthropy Leaders, On behalf of the Buffalo Center for Health Equity in partnership with LISC WNY, Population Health Collaborative UB Community Health Equity Research Institute, and Live Well WNY, we invite you to our Building A Strategic Framework for Racial Equity discussion on Shifting the Narrative: ROI on Healthy Communities. REGISTER HERE: https://www.buffalohealthequity.org/events-1 We hope that you will join us as business leaders on October 20th, 2021 in learning and sharing how investing in healthy communities can grow your business! "When a business becomes a part of the community, everyone wins!" -Anonymous
On behalf of the Buffalo Center for Health Equity in partnership with LISC WNY , UB Community Health Equity Research Institute, Live Well NWY, and Population Health Collaborative, please see the attached SAVE THE DATE for our Building A Strategic Framework for Racial Equity discussion on Shifting the Narrative: ROI on Healthy Communities. We hope that you will join us as business leaders on October 20th, 2021 in learning and sharing how investing in healthy communities can grow your business!
Meet the Founders Go Big Program Advisory Board! Launch NY board members Quincy Allen (Board Member, Office Depot) and Melodie Baker (National Policy Directory Just Equations) also serve on the FGB Advisory Board. FGB Board membership also includes Kate Brodock,(CEO, Woman 2.0); Michelle Fisher, CPA (Senior Vice President of Operations, Circuit Clinical); Christian Johnson (CEO, Beautiful Brains); Tyra Johnson Hux,(Deputy Director, LISC WNY); Anthony Jones (CEO, FlexTime Nurses) and Yahaira Zapata (Business Development Officer, PathStone Corporation). Read More: https://launchny.org/news/press-release/launch-ny-announces-advisory-board-for-its-founders-go-big-program/ #investlocal #foundersgobig #fgb #underrepresented #entrepreneurship #underrepresentedfounders #minorityownedbusiness #minoritybusiness #womenentrepreneurs #womenownedbusiness
LISC WNY | Local Initiatives Support Corporation has designed two business surveys to help us develop policy and programming as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. WNY Covid-19 Recovery Survey: This survey is targeted to all businesses in WNY, with a goal of crafting programs to support Covid-19 recovery for minority & women-owned businesses. WNY Business District Survey: This survey is targeted to businesses situated in commercial districts, with a goal of designing location-specific resources to build on existing community assets and help strengthen economic vitality within neighborhoods. 1. Survey: http://bitly.ws/e4XF 2. Survey: http://bitly.ws/e4XL LISC WNY
Do you want to contribute your big ideas for Buffalo to become more economically, racially, and ecologically just? 💡 Check out this initiative from LISC WNY! They have installed 20 idea boxes (painted by local artists) throughout the East Side with Pride in Place Buffalo. The goal is to celebrate and reinvigorate Black and Brown culture, community and pride, while collecting community member input on what these spaces could be in the future.
It's finally time to announce our Building Allyships program - applications are officially open! With LISC WNY, Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah and John Davis' partnership, we have all been working hard on putting together this needed program to create more equitable businesses and business opportunity. You can learn more & apply today here: https://thewomensbusinesscenter.com/building-allyships/ #diversity #WomenofColorEntrepreneurs #allyship #womeninbusiness
Thank you LISC WNY for awarding us with the 2021 Building Inclusive Economy Award! We were nominated for this award for our Founders Go Big Program! This program is co-led by by successful entrepreneurs and WNY expats Anthony Jones and Crystal Callahan, along side the leadership of our project manager Crystal Wallace! Read More Here: https://bit.ly/3dMBWxX
We are humbled and honored to be the recipient of LISC WNY's 2021 Community Development Award for the Affordable Housing Development Project of 2020. Belmont, in partnership with Elim Christian Fellowship, developed Elim Townhomes (201 Holden Street) to provide safe and affordable two-, three-, and four-bedroom rental housing opportunities for families receiving lower wages. We would also like to congratulate the other awardees, including Groceries to Seniors by The Journey Church - Buffalo, Founders Go Big by Launch NY, Jericho Road Community Health Center, and Juweria Dahir. #CDA2021 https://www.lisc.org/wny/regional-stories/lisc-wny-announces-2021-community-development-award-winners/?fbclid=IwAR2hrT8SGXNMpKu0wGzISBBeiIUDJTJshHJ5Fu9ajq60moQ2IZTAfP6GL_E
We are humbled and honored to have been selected as LISC WNY's Nonprofit Community Development Organization of 2020. With much gratitude to LISC WNY and the other awardees and nominees in all five categories, our director of community advancement, Heidi Romer, accepted the award on behalf of Jericho Road this morning. No individual, no organization, no entity does anything in a vacuum. We are grateful to our staff who showed up and did the work (and keep doing the work) every single day, even when the work is hard on their bodies and minds and spirits. We are grateful to organizations like LISC WNY who are lifting up all of us who participate in the labor of community development. And we are so grateful for the other nominated community development organizations who are participating in the work right along with us, many of whom we partner with in our efforts: HOME, Inc., Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI), Stmotw, Metro CDC Delavan-Grider Community Center, Buffalo United Front, Inc., Hertel Business Association, Fostering Greatness Inc., Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, and We Are Women Warriors.
We were honored this morning to see our President & CEO John Somers among a dozen impressive finalists for LISC WNY's Community Builder of the Year award, part of its annual Community Development Awards. Congrats to all of the finalists -- especially winner Juweria Dahir! And kudos to everyone who helped to create such an inspiring event! #2021CDA #communitybuilding #communitysupport https://www.lisc.org/wny/regional-stories/meet-our-12-inspiring-community-builder-award-nominees/