Goal 4: Quality Education
- 303 Schools & Early-Learning Facilities Financed by LISC
- $133.3 Million Invested in Education & Early-Learning Facilities
- 67,500 Children & Students Enrolled in Schools & Early-Learning Facilities
Strong schools and quality early childhood education are not just critical for kids; they are central to the health of the communities where they live. Flourishing educational opportunities attract a diverse range of residents with a lasting commitment to their surrounding community. They contribute to family health and neighborhood safety as after-school programs, recreational programs, and school breakfast and lunch programs promote intellectual and physical well being. They offer young people the chance to lift themselves out of poverty and give families the confidence that their children can realize the American dream.
LISC invests in public charter schools and early child care centers, while also supporting a variety of learning and community programs that go beyond the traditional classroom. Struggling families and disadvantaged communities need access to quality educational programs if they are to recover. In Sustainable Communities, successful community development is directly connected to successful schools.