Community involvement that actually involves the community

When we say we are ‘accelerating community transformation’ we mean we’ve developed a holistic, evidence-based plan to build a sustainable future with one of Orlando’s most distressed communities and its residents. And in this case, holistic means our strategy involves residents in every step of our process, because it is the right thing to do.

Partnerships continue to elevate and provide momentum for the Communities of West Lakes.

One of LIFT Orlando’s signature engagement programs, MVP Families, was created in partnership with the residents of West Lakes and Florida Citrus Sports, and includes families with children under the age of 18. The program includes the existing summer camp program at Florida Citrus Sports for middle school-aged children, in addition to an annual calendar of 12 events for the entire family. These events include Family Fun Days and MVP Family Meetings, all designed to encourage family interaction and support. What’s unique about this program is that it was designed by parents over the course of four planning meetings. Their input determined the calendar, the meeting style, the objectives and goals of the program.

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Orlando Mixed-Income Development Secures Financing

An affordable housing team has secured more than $36 million in financing to develop a large mixed-income housing development in Orlando, Fla. SunTrust Community Capital is providing $22.8 million in LIHTC equity. The transaction is an important step in...

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Here at LIFT Orlando, we’re excited and optimistic about tomorrow – excited for the Communities of West Lakes and future generations to come. As an advocate of LIFT Orlando, you too share our passion for change and together we’re making tremendous strides....

Creating New Traditions

As one of LIFT Orlando’s most valuable partners, Florida Citrus Sports (FCS) is helping to engage our residents and the greater community by creating relationships and new traditions. It’s due to our partnership with FCS that we’re able to expand our reach...

Community involvement that actually involves the community

When we say we are ‘accelerating community transformation’ we mean we’ve developed a holistic, evidence-based plan to build a sustainable future with one of Orlando’s most distressed communities and its residents. And in this case, holistic means our...