Indianapolis Near Eastside and Super Bowl Legacy Project to be Featured at National LISC Symposium on Outlook for Low-Income Communities

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

INDIANAPOLIS, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Revitalization work in the Near Eastside  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

The session featuring Indianapolis—which will also profile progress being made in neighborhoods in Houston and Rhode Island—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 as Building Sustainable Communities—is helping raise standards of living and improve quality of life.  Indianapolis LISC Executive Director Bill Taft will direct the presentation on Wednesday, which will focus on the LISC-supported planning, leadership, and neighborhood vision that led to the Super Bowl Legacy Project and the ongoing revitalization of the Near Eastside.  

The presentation will also talk about Indianapolis LISC Sustainable Communities, which brings together proven, comprehensive approaches to community revitalization -- helping residents transform distressed areas into places of choice and opportunity.

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

Media Contact::
Colleen Mulcahy
LISC/NEF Communications

SOURCE Local Initiatives Support Corporation