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The Holidays saw a little added glitz and glam in 2018 with the opening of Basia Rose Designs at 1617 W. National Avenue. Owner Basia Spencer was Pop-Up MKE pilot participant this past summer. Basia secured a lease at the Wellness Commons in November through a contest hosted by Walnut Way, Business Improvement District #32, and LISC Milwaukee.
An important part of LISC’s strategy is to build on-the-ground capacity for leadership and action to support equitable economic development. The community engagement training in 2018 provided a roadmap for community engagement practitioners to connect with other residents to promote meaningful change in their neighborhoods.
A new program called “RISE” focuses on enabling underserved entrepreneurs through education, guidance and mentorship.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is the nation’s leading community development organization. We have offices in 31 cities and work in hundreds of rural communities across the country. With residents and partners, we forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America–great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.