Rebecca Chan

Program Officer, LISC National Creative Placemaking and Economic Development Program, Baltimore, USA

Rebecca Cordes Chan is the program officer for the National Economic Development Program at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a community development intermediary that provides grants, loans, equity investments, and technical assistance to underinvested neighborhoods across the U.S. Her work is focused on using arts and culturally based strategies as tools for inclusive economic development, and centers empathy, creativity, and social justice as the foundation for solving complex community development issues. Rebecca's current projects include contributing to the creation and implementation of community based economic inclusion agendas in three U.S. cities, facilitating a creative placemaking peer learning circle for the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, and co-designing the Local Leaders' Institute on Creative Placemaking, a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and LISC. She holds an M.S. from the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


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