- 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, it’s time again to celebrate the great work community leaders and organizations are making to revitalize our city’s neighborhoods. Thrive is an annual celebration of achievements in community development. With your help, we will honor the best of Kansas City as we savor local food and entertainment while recognizing seven leaders and organizations for their contributions to community transformation.
LISC Small Business and Kiva are partnering together to expand financial opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs in the United States. Through Kiva, we are increasing access to capital for entrepreneurs. Small business owners can apply for loans of up to $10,000, with zero fees and 0% interest. We place special emphasis on women- and minority-owned businesses in the Greater Kansas City area.
Many training programs that lead to high-paying jobs require applicants test at 10th grade reading and math levels. But what about those individuals whose test scores fall short of the minimum requirement? Well finally there’s a solution. Thanks to a $3 million grant from Union Pacific, LISC will begin offering specialized instruction in four U.S. cities to help qualified candidates bridge into high-wage training programs.
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.