COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVE (CSI)
CSI builds formal, long-term partnerships betweencommunity economic development corporations,police departments, and other key stakeholders introubled neighborhoods. The partners work createsstrong, stable and healthy communities by reducingpersistent crime, disorder and fear, and implementingeconomic and community revitalization projects.
LOCALINITIATIVES SUPPORTCORPORATION (LISC)
LISC is the nation’s leading community developmentsupport organization. Since 1980, it has providedgrants, loans and business expertise to communitydevelopment corporations from one end of the countryto the other. In that time, LISC has raised $6.5 billionfrom the private sector to invest in communitydevelopment initiatives, helping 2,400 groups develop161,000 homes and 25 million square feet of commercial and community space. LISC establishedCSI in 1994 to help neighborhood groups developalliances with police departments to combatpersistent crime and disorder problems. To learn moreabout LISC, visit www.lisc.org.
MetLife Foundation, established by MetLife in 1976, isa long-time supporter of LISC’s communityrevitalization programs. In 1994, the Foundation madea $1 million grant to the organization to pilot the CSI.MetLife and the Foundation also have made below-market rate loans of over $67.1 million to theorganization. MetLife Foundation supports health,education, civic and cultural programs throughout theUnited States. For more information about theFoundation, visit www.metlife.org.
We gratefully acknowledge Sibyl Jacobson and AprilHawkins of MetLife Foundation for their continuedsupport of the Community Safety Initiative and strongdedication to public safety partnerships around thecountry. Under their leadership, the MetLifeFoundation has made possible a fifth year of thisunique awards program as well as the publication of several in-depth papers highlighting themes that cutacross many of our past award winners' work.We would like to also thank the police chiefs andcommunity development leaders who participated inthe awards process as application readers: JimBueermann, Edward F. Davis III, Charles A. Gruber, Bill Jones and Tom Lattimore.The authors and publishers are solely responsible forthe accuracy of the statements and interpretationscontained herein. Such interpretations do notnecessarily reflect the views of the MetLife Foundation.