- Who We Are
- What We Do
Why LISC? As convener, investor, and thought-leader, Greater Kansas City LISC has produced meaningful outcomes and removed systemic barriers to building thriving communities. Check out the 2014-2016 Impact Report and see how LISC has made a difference for nearly 80,000 residents in Kansas City over the past three years. See the report HERE.
On October 11th at the Scottish Rite Temple, we will celebrate the great work community leaders and organizations are making to revitalize our city’s neighborhoods. Join us as we celebrate the Thrive honorees that work tirelessly every day to make Kansas City a place where neighborhoods and families thrive.
In spite of the disparities, LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) are working with our community partners to turn things around. In a recent story, The Guardian gets real about black unemployment in America and shares the perspectives of two Financial Opportunity Center clients on what it takes to get ahead in Kansas City.
NEAT brings employment, transportation and activity resources to Northeast High School students. The first Northeast Youth Summit was held on May 25th and introduced students to 15 community agencies, neighborhood associations and student organizations offering information on employment, transportation and other opportunities.
Greater Kansas City LISC partners with residents and stakeholders to coordinate and invest resources that grow community pride and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities. We accomplish this by fostering partnerships, leveraging investments, creating systemic changes and transforming the environment.