It gives us great pleasure to announce that New Covenant CDC and NLCCC have been selected to receive LISC funds to facilitate an updated Quality of Life Plan for North Lawndale. This represents the first time a community will be coordinating a CMAP comprehensive plan and LISC Quality of Life Plan simultaneously. This will strengthen our planning process by helping us to better address capacity issues and provide more focus on those areas that the CMAP comprehensive plan provides a very light touch.
As a result of the QLP, we will be able to focus more attention on public safety, education, arts and culture and parks, recreation and open space than we would have without the LISC funds.
The end result will be what we know in our hearts will be THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN produced by local residents of a Chicago Community. We thank Lawndale Christian Development Corporation for blazing the trail for us back in 2005. We thank LISC and look forward to taking our planning process to the next level.
This is the first time we have had a planning process to impact the entire North Lawndale community in 58 years. In order to make this a more meaningful process, we really, really, really need your help taking the plan to the people and getting as much input as we can in the next phases of the plan. If you are willing to go canvassing, host a meeting, make announcements at churches and community meetings, please let us know. Some of you have shared your availability, but we need a critical mass to make an impact and maintain safety as we take to the streets.