As one of the active sponsors for Silver City’s Asian Fest, LISC Milwaukee will offer both financial and personal support to celebrate its 5th Anniversary with Silver City’s neighbors and businesses.
“We are sponsoring Silver City’s Asian Festival again this year at the $2,500 level,” said Beth Dufek, the program officer at LISC Milwaukee. According to Dufek, LISC will also be involved in the entire event planning process.
LISC Milwaukee concentrates its efforts on building stronger community with neighbors and achieving sustainable neighborhood revitalization. They provide corporate and philanthropic support, offer neighborhood loans, grants and equity investments.
The long-term partnership with LBWN mainly rests on providing technical assistance grants through the Main Street Milwaukee program and pre-development loans for real estate development projects. For example, LISC Milwaukee funded a professional photographer at the 2010 Asian Fest.
According to Dufek, LISC Milwaukee also helps Silver City businesses to expand their businesses, including Asian International Market and Flowers by Pahoua.
Recently, LISC Milwaukee is contributing to the Quality of Life Planning team for the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative.
“It is a good neighborhood-building event that brings neighbors and others to a festival that exposes them to other cultures and the array of Asian-inspired retail on National Avenue,” said Dufek. “we hope that it gets more media attention. larger crowds, some sort of way to build on the momentum of 1,000 people visiting Silver City throughout the year.”