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- What We've Accomplished
Since 1986, Greater Newark LISC has collaborated with community based organizations in Newark and the surrounding region to improve the quality of life for residents and shopkeepers. With support from our affiliates, we have invested more than $103 million dollars in Greater Newark and have contributed to the production of more than 2,600 affordable homes and apartments and more than 750,000 square feet of commercial space.
LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.
Anthony Bygrave said it’s a dream to feel financially free. The 59-year-old Jamaica native, who has lived in the United States for the past 27 years, said the Urban League of Essex County (ULEC) and the LISC Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) program helped change his life, find a steady job and save thousands of dollars. “I feel independent and it is a wonderful feeling,” said Bygrave, of East Orange, N.J.
In 2016, Greater Newark LISC (GNL) embarked on a pilot program to support leadership development and skill building among residents throughout the City of Newark. Known as the Newark Resident Leadership Academy (NRLA), the program rests on the belief that real change comes from the bottom up and neighborhood revitalization efforts demand resident voice in both the planning and implementation stages.