- 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.
An in-depth article in the New York Times reports on LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities program and how it helps low-wage earners make the jump to satisfying, living-wage jobs in careers with room for growth. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tina Rosenberg visited a flourishing program in Newark and lauds our innovative, multi-service approach in her “Fixes” column. Read on!
After years of renting, the Hite family decided to make the leap to home ownership in a community they know and love. Once consumed by fire damage, the couple’s home is a restored showpiece and proof that the dream of home ownership is within the grasp of working Americans.
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry has a well-known reputation for providing food, housing and social services support for Kansas City families. The agency is now building upon its commitment to helping the underserved by providing financial coaching as a LISC Financial Opportunity Center site.
When some of Hallmark’s most creative minds decided to use their talents to give back to the community, they reached out to Greater Kansas City LISC for ideas. The result is a unique, colorful collaboration that enhances the exteriors of vacant homes and improves the safety and marketability of the neighborhoods.
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.