- Who We Are
- What We Do
- 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.
Successful community rebuilding efforts are based on resident action and engagement. In its second year, GNL in partnership with the Victoria Foundation and Rutgers-Newark Cornwall Center, utilized its sphere of influence in the community, together with the input of residents to implement the Thriving Neighborhood Initiative (TNI), a new community building initiative. Focused primarily in two neighborhoods; Upper Clinton Hill in the South Ward and Fairmount Heights in the West Ward, TNI is deliberately designed to ensure that resident engagement contributes to the natural process of how key investors embark on new projects, and that change efforts are resident driven and resident informed.
Greater Newark LISC’s (GNL) continues to strengthen its financial capacity work through our network of Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC). The FOCs utilizes an Integrated Services Delivery model combining workforce training and placement, financial coaching, and income supports in a bundled, seamless manner. These services are delivered one-on-one to the unemployed and underemployed through our partners at New Community Corporation (NCC), Urban League of Essex County (ULEC), and Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC). As a result of our efforts in helping to build the financial capability capacity with our partners, both NCC and ICC are designated as LISC Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) sites.