Philanthropist Joseph Zilber announced a new 10-year, $50 million initiative in Milwaukee that is explicitly modeled on the New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago, which is supported by the Foundation through LISC. The new initiative will adapt the successful NCP model, which seeks to revitalize 16 Chicago communities, and help Milwaukee organizations support specific efforts to improve the quality of life in up to 10 neighborhoods. The Zilber Neighborhood Initiative was reported in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Community & Economic Development
Helping to increase social and economic opportunities for low-income Chicagoans, MacArthur supports the New Communities Program, a comprehensive community revitalization effort in 16 Chicago neighborhoods, as well as communication of its lessons learned to other cities and the field.