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Community Progress hosts trainings and other educational events around the country. Here, you’ll find information about our upcoming events, including registration (if applicable), as well as the events of partner organizations.


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2019 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 

Atlanta, Georgia | October 2-4, 2019 | Learn More

The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) is the only national conference dedicated to strengthening communities through innovative solutions for vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties. From October 2-4, 2019, RVP is expected to draw approximately 1,000 professionals to Atlanta for 60+ engaging sessions and other learning opportunities. This year's theme is “Equity First: Revitalizing Communities Together.” It will focus on efforts to revitalize disinvested communities in ways that meet the needs and preferences of residents, create new opportunities for and with marginalized communities, and rectify unjust land use, housing, and related policies that contributed to decline.


Our Webinars


LISC Safety & Justice – Collaborative Approaches for Safe Places
June 27, 2019| 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT | Click here to register

LISC Safety & Justice will present on their model of collaborative problems solving to address neighborhood crime and safety challenges, including discussion of why we should concentrate on place, the problems solving process, the roles of community partners, and what success can look like. This method incorporates proven crime reduction strategies with relationship- and capacity-building approaches to support sustainable neighborhood improvement. The webinar will include an overview of the Alameda County Eden Night Live project, a LISC partnership with ArtPlace America to address community and public safety issues using creative placemaking. Bess Earl, a former LISC partner, with United Methodist Children’s Services, and current Milwaukee LISC employee, will discuss a comprehensive safety partnership in the Washington Park community and how concentrating on housing and community spaces helped a community rally for growth and safety. 

Presenters: Matt Perkins - Sr. Program Officer, LISC Safety and Justice; Bess Earl - Program Officer, Milwaukee LISC


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