NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is sponsoring a national Day of Service for its employees as part of National Volunteer Week, which runs through April 16.
LISC staff in more than 30 program locations, from San Diego to Boston, will be helping with planting and clean up efforts at local schools, parks and commercial corridors. They will help paint and upgrade local affordable housing developments, volunteer at food banks, support youth outreach and neighborhood education efforts, and provide other on-the-ground support that is focused on the health of the communities where LISC staffers live and work.
Most of the LISC work will take place on April 15-16 and includes volunteer projects in: Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Duluth, Greenville (MS), Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Richmond, San Diego, Toledo, and Washington, D.C. For more information on projects in each location, visit: http://www.lisc.org/content/calendar/detail/19296/.
"This effort dovetails with LISC's Building Sustainable Communities work across the country," said Michael Rubinger, LISC president and CEO. "It reflects our strong connection to our communities," he said, "and it speaks to our staff's personal commitment to helping build neighborhoods that are good places to live, work, do business and raise families."
LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help nonprofit community development corporations revitalize distressed neighborhoods. Since 1980, LISC has raised $11.1 billion to build or rehab 277,000 affordable homes and develop 44 million square feet of retail, community and educational space nationwide. LISC support has leveraged nearly $33.9 billion in total development activity. For more information, visit www.lisc.org.
Colleen Mulcahy, LISC/NEF Communications
312-342-8244 or [email protected]
SOURCE Local Initiatives Support Corporation