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Announcing the 2018 Thrive Honorees

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.

International Spotlight on KC’s African American Community

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.

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 ...