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Donsia Strong Hill

Donsia Strong Hill, executive director of LISC Milwaukee.

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Brew City Match to launch first round of small business competition
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Brew City Match to launch first round of small business competition

Applications for small business loans, technical support will open June 10

20th MANDI Awards Get Big Turnout

20th MANDI Awards Get Big Turnout

Many politicians at celebration honoring those improving city's neighborhoods.

Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) Announces 2019 Winners for Improving Milwaukee Neighborhoods
Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council
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Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council

Governor-elect Evers will make numerous new appointments in the near future.

New “MLK Homes” Initiative seeks increase own-occupancy in the Harambee Neighborhood
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New “MLK Homes” Initiative seeks increase own-occupancy in the Harambee Neighborhood

The MLK Homes initiative builds upon MLKEDC’s successful history of housing development over the past 20 years.

JPMorgan Chase Commits $3.5M to Milwaukee Collaborative to Drive Economic Opportunity
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JPMorgan Chase Commits $3.5M to Milwaukee Collaborative to Drive Economic Opportunity

Bank’s PRO Neighborhoods investment will fuel community-based entrepreneurs, business owners to extend gains of downtown development to nearby neighborhoods

City Faces Gentrification Issue

City Faces Gentrification Issue

Panel discusses how issue plays out in Brewers Hill and Downtown.

Op Ed: New Vision For a Greater Downtown
Op Ed

New Vision For a Greater Downtown

MKE United Greater Downtown Action Agenda is soliciting input, creating a plan.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rebuilding a Vibrant Bronzeville
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rebuilding a Vibrant Bronzeville

Actor Danny Glover and many local notables celebrate new development anchored by Black Holocaust Museum.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Breaking Ground for Five Fifty Ultra Lofts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Breaking Ground for Five Fifty Ultra Lofts

Project is a major milestone for the city, Bucks and local bucks.

LISC/ESPN Pilot Home Court Program Grants $25,000 to Renovate a Basketball Court in Milwaukee at Running Rebels Recreational Facility
Innovative collaboration kicks off business selection process for “Pop-Up MKE” retail spaces
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Innovative collaboration kicks off business selection process for “Pop-Up MKE” retail spaces

Applications are now being accepted from entrepreneurs seeking growth and retail opportunities

Developer Kalan Haywood Wins Three MANDI’s

Developer Kalan Haywood Wins Three MANDI’s

Pete’s Fruit Market, one of his projects, also a big winner.

Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation Announces  2018 Winners for Improving Milwaukee Neighborhoods
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Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation Announces 2018 Winners for Improving Milwaukee Neighborhoods

From public nominations, a volunteer Selection Committee named 12 finalists in December, and winners were announced Thursday, March 15

Mark Eppli Leaves Lasting Impact on Milwaukee Real Estate Industry

Mark Eppli Leaves Lasting Impact on Milwaukee Real Estate Industry

He founded ACRE, with the goal of expanding minority representation in commercial real estate.

Finalists for Police Chief Meet the Public

Finalists for Police Chief Meet the Public

Many questions asked, but not the right ones, some attendees complain.

Forum Attendees Demand Local Police Chief

Forum Attendees Demand Local Police Chief

The also call for rebuilding trust between community and police.

Community Form Tonight on Hiring of New Police Chief
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Community Form Tonight on Hiring of New Police Chief

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents to attend tonight’s Town Hall meeting, Creating Constructive Public Dialogue for Selecting Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police

MANDI Finalists Are Celebrated

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $25

MANDI Finalists Are Celebrated

MANDI Finalists Are Celebrated

12 finalists chosen for Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation.

Program Funds “Pop-Up Shops” in Central City

Program Funds “Pop-Up Shops” in Central City

LISC works with city, JP Morgan Chase to jump start businesses in three neighborhoods.

Local leaders launch innovative program to spur startup businesses and renovate commercial districts in neighborhoods near downtown
LISC wins $2.5 million from CDFI Fund to drive businesses, jobs, food in distressed areas
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LISC wins $2.5 million from CDFI Fund to drive businesses, jobs, food in distressed areas

LISC will seed a new small business development fund and spur healthy food-related enterprises.

Milwaukee Neighborhood Innovators Win Top Honors
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Milwaukee Neighborhood Innovators Win Top Honors

Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) Recognizes 2017 winners at annual gala

15 Named for Improving Central City Neighborhood
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15 Named for Improving Central City Neighborhood

“Unsung Heroes” Selected as Finalists for the 2017 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI)

ACRE Welcomes New Class of Minority Leaders for Successful Futures in Real Estate Development
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ACRE Welcomes New Class of Minority Leaders for Successful Futures in Real Estate Development

Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) aims to change the face of development in Milwaukee

Minority students write new chapter in city development through Real Estate
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Minority students write new chapter in city development through Real Estate

Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) students become graduates

Riverworks City Center touted as catalyst for Harambee commercial corridor
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Riverworks City Center touted as catalyst for Harambee commercial corridor

Dubbed Riverworks City Center, the new project will house several important community programs, in addition to a Family Dollar Store and other small retail.

New LISC Director Has Big Resume

New LISC Director Has Big Resume

Donsia Strong Hill is attorney who worked in private sector, state and federal government.

850 Attendees Salute MANDI Winners

850 Attendees Salute MANDI Winners

COA Youth and Family Centers was big winner but 8 others got awards.