Boston LISC is dedicated to providing the tools, trainings, and experiences our RC/RF partner organizations and residents need to be successful at little to no cost to them. Some examples of how we have provided unique capacity building experiences in Boston and across the country are highlighted below:
This venture of LISC provides access to news, case studies, and a robust "How To Do It" library of comprehensive community development resources. ICCD also coordinates dozens of conferences, webinars, and engagement events for LISC staff and partners yearly. As demonstrated above, Boston LISC is committed to including and sponsoring local partners in these opportunities whenever possible.
Sturbridge, MA. May 14, 2012
Boston LISC sponsored over 20 attendees to join with hundreds of practitioners at the Ninth Annual Statewide Conference for Workforce Development Professionals, hosted by the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) and the Commonwealth Workforce Coalition. This year’s conference, entitled drew attention to the success of partnering in a time of inconsistent funding streams and budget cuts.
Chicago, IL. March 5-6, 2012
Boston LISC proudly sponsored the attendance of Resilient Communities/Resilient Families staff, local steering committee members, and active neighborhood residents to join over 800 community development professionals from 80 cities in Chicago. Attendees participated in dozens of workshops and round tables designed to address challenges and commend best practices in the many sectors of the field; from Implementing and Organizing to Going Global and Evaluating.
Boston, MA. February 14, 29 and March 19
Boston LISC hosted a series of workshops to assist Lead Organizers and steering committee members in planning the action group phase of the process. The sessions included talks with Jim Capraro, nationally recognized in this work, as well as discussions with current practitioners in Philadelphia, Indianapolis, New York, Los Angeles, and Kansas City. The groups planned their Action Group strategies and made key decisions about facilitation support and rollout timeline. You can read about these events in recent articles and in the neighborhood's homepages under successes.
Houston, TX. November 8-9, 2012
This invitation only, two day intensive training featured case studies from across the country regarding successful strategies for brining partners to the table, taking on naysayers, and getting neighborhoods ready for change. Lead organizers from each Resilient Communities/Resilient Families attended.
Boston, MA. January – July 2011
Fifteen community members and staff of convening agencies for Resilient Communities/Resilient Families received exclusive training sessions with Jim Capraro, a senior fellow for LISC's Institute for Comprehensive Community Development who has made such presentation in over 50 cities across the country.