Financial Opportunity Centers: Earn it, keep it, grow it

The Price Hill FOC is one of a national network of LISC-supported centers that help people find and keep employment, make a household budget, and obtain income supports. 

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Breaking news: The LISC AmeriCorps application for the 2014-2015 service year is available through Sept. 15. Apply early!

We invest in the revitalization of local urban communities by channeling private resources from corporations, foundations and individuals to neighborhood groups that do work like developing affordable housing, vital community facilities, and job-creating commercial and industrial projects.

$6MM in New Markets to Lower Price Hill$6MM in New Markets to Lower Price Hill

Lower Price Hill is one of only five areas nationwide chosen by national LISC to receive a portion of its recent New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) award! Lower Price Hill Community School (now known as Education Matters and Community Matters) will receive $6 million in NMTCs.

2013 Annual Report released

LISC Greater Cincinnati's 2013 Annual Report is now available!

How to build credit, save $$How to build credit, save $$

The New York Times describes Twin Accounts, a program created by LISC Chicago's Ricki Lowitz that allows low wage-earners access to fundamental financial instruments and conveniences necessary for everyday life. Click "Learn more" to read all about it. (Feb 2014)

Kathy Schwab on WVXU

Kathy Schwab joined Paula Boggs Muething and Todd Kinskey on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition on Monday, January 27! Listen to their half-hour segment on housing and find out how there is an oversupply of homes but low-income people still can't find a place to live, as well as why Kathy chooses to rent downtown: County has 25K+ Housing Unit Oversupply

Here is the study Kathy mentioned on the show: BUILT in Ohio: a Recipe for the 3 C’s

Innovation + Startup News from Soapbox: Financial Opportunity CentersInnovation + Startup News from Soapbox: Financial Opportunity Centers

A new paradigm for social services is needed, says Kristen Baker, Program Officer at LISC of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. The LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Centers fill that need. Pictured right: Staff members Lisa and Danielle at the Price Hill FOC at 2918 Price Avenue.

In-depth from Soapbox: There can be a win-win for Cincinnati neighborhoods

Each neighborhood comprises its own little world inside a much larger urban universe, Soapbox Cincinnati says. Read Demand Better: Building healthy, vibrant neighborhoods for an in-depth analysis of our neighborhoods. (August 2013)

Madisonville rolls out Quality-of-Life PlanMadisonville rolls out Quality-of-Life Plan

Hundreds of people from Madisonville worked on a Quality-of-Life Plan with support from LISC in 2012. Can their plan help inform your neighborhood's direction?

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"LISC has provided leadership and excellent resources to the Center for Great Neighborhoods and the Greater Cincinnati area. Our work has been greatly enhanced and our community has been the beneficiary."

- Tom DiBello, Executive Director, Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington

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