October 2017
LISC DC's Latest
The LISC DC team has had a lively summer! From site visits and staff field trips, to staying busy in the office, we've done it all.

LISC DC was recently awarded the SunTrust Foundation's "Lighting the Way" award in recognition of our small business and entrepreneurship work on the Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street.

We are excited for fall and to continue working towards making Washington, DC a good place to live, work, raise children, and conduct business.
LISC DC Deputy Director Ramon Jacobson accepting the SunTrust Foundation's "Lighting the Way" award on behalf of the whole team.
The LISC DC team after taking a comprehensive tour of the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Elevating Equity Initiative
Updates and New Booklet
  • We are thrilled to announce that that JP Morgan Chase & Co. will invest $10M over 3 years towards creating economic opportunity and driving inclusive growth in DC’s underserved neighborhoods! Read more here.

  • The 11th Street Bridge Park has been hard at work working with communities to develop a cultural equity strategy, through hosting a working group meeting and an open house and happy hour.

  • LISC DC provided a $1.2M earnest money deposit for the Woodmont Crossing apartments in the Fairlawn neighborhood.

  • We have a new booklet highlighting the Elevating Equity Initiative and some of our investments and partners. View it here.
Upcoming Events
  • The East of the River Book Festival is a free and family-friendly event for readers of all ages. This event highlights the creative work of authors, poets, and bloggers who are independently published The East of the River Book Festival/or from small presses in the local area.
Then and Now
SOME's Conway Center
Summer of 2015
Summer of 2017
Once complete, The Conway Center will provide 202 units of affordable housing, job training for 300 students per year at SOME’s Center for Employment Training and health care for 10,000 patients annually, provided by Unity Health Care.
A Few Minutes With...
Akilah Hewitt and Teon Henderson from the Dance Institute of Washington
While the DIW was founded with the purpose of giving DC youth the opportunity to grow into professional dancers, youth from all areas of the city come to the DIW, because it serves as a haven, a safe place, and a second home.

“Most students are at the DIW, not to become professional dancers, but because they love the environment, have a place to do their homework, and feel safe.” – Akilah

Read the rest of the interview here.
Helping neighbors build communities.