Houston's Northside Neighborhood to be Featured March 23 at National LISC Symposium on Outlook for Low-Income Communities

Mar 22, 2011, 17:16 ET from Local Initiatives Support Corporation

HOUSTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Revitalization work in the Northside neighborhood is being featured on March 23, 2011, at the LISC 30th Anniversary Symposium and Gala in Washington, D.C., a national gathering of thought leaders on community development.

Members of the media are invited to attend.  The event is also being live streamed at http://www.lisc.org/section/events/30th_anniversary/live_streaming.

The session featuring Houston—which will also profile progress being made in neighborhoods in Providence and Indianapolis—takes place on Wednesday from 1:45-3:15 p.m. EDT at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington.

The LISC symposium runs from March 23-25 and will highlight 10 neighborhoods from around the country where LISC's comprehensive community development program—known in Houston as GO Neighborhoods—is helping raise standards of living and improve quality of life.  Houston LISC Executive Director Amanda Timm will direct the Northside presentation on Wednesday.

Other featured presenters during the event include Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services; Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council; Former Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania; mayors from Boston, St. Paul, Sacramento and Greenville, Miss.; former D.C. schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee; senior officials from top foundations; several leading economists and journalists; and community leaders.

For more the full agenda, visit http://www.lisc.org/section/events/30th_anniversary/agenda.

Media contact:
Colleen Mulcahy, LISC/NEF Communications
312-342-8244 or cmulcahy@nefinc.org

SOURCE Local Initiatives Support Corporation