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From National LISC:
3.06.2018 -

Catalyst Housing Fund Gains Momentum with New Investor

The Catalyst Housing Fund marked a leap forward this week, announcing its first outside investor: The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF). The near $20 million fund, whose mission is to secure economic opportunity and affordable housing for Silicon Valley residents, began as a partnership of Envision Transform Build, City of East Palo Alto and Facebook. LISC ...

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4.16.2018 -

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the ...

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2.08.2018 -

In San Francisco, Muscle Cars Are Driving Opportunity

In recent decades, the historically under-invested Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco has had few opportunities to offer its youth. But a creative new program, “Project Wreckless,” is enlisting at-risk young people to rehab classic cars, and offers job training, scholarships and mentoring to boot. All in a formerly abandoned ex-factory that’s beginning to look ...