The Rubinger Community Fellowship invests in exceptionally talented leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit and deep ties to their communities. Each of LISC's 2019 fellows has shown a unique commitment to the community development field.
The fellowship is named in honor of Michael Rubinger, LISC’s former CEO, who pioneered new ways to revitalize communities throughout his 40-year career.
LISC awarded $40,000 to each fellow to support a special project that addresses critical challenges in rural and urban America — from economic development and financial literacy to affordable housing and community engagement. Their overarching goal is to develop innovative solutions that improve the quality of life for people and places, and connect them to the broader economy.
Leadership for Urban Renewal Network; Los Angeles, CA
The Peter Paul Development Center; Richmond, VA
LA-Mas; Los Angeles, CA
Rising Foundations; New Orleans, LA
Ana Natalia Otero
DC SAFE; Washington, D.C.
Hawaiian Community Assets; Honolulu, HI
NOVA; Monroe, LA
Kettering University; Flint, MI
Javier E. Zapata-Rodriguez
Pathstone Corporation; Ponce, PR
They come from all corners of the country, and all share a deep commitment to helping their communities thrive. Meet the 2019 class of the Michael Rubinger Community Fellowship.
In an interview with Shelterforce, Michael Rubinger shares his experiences at LISC and the field he devoted his life's work to.
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