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Thrive Nominations Are Open!

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. Take this opportunity now to nominate an organization that demonstrates long-standing commitment to our community, a project that contributes to the well-being of our community, or ...

LISC Grows Workforce Development in Kansas City with New Union Pacific Partnership

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 ...

From LISC Annual Report 2017:
3.28.2018 -

Greater Kansas City

When Kei-Lisha Thomas, a single mother of four, moved into Hawthorne Place Apartments in Independence, Missouri, she was working low-paying fast food jobs and had no clear idea of how to stabilize her family’s finances or build a satisfying career.