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This innovative and proven model - to be called Centers for Financial Opportunity - will help low-income urban families achieve economic stability. ...Stay Tuned
LISC - together with lead funder Bank of America - is launching the Centers for Financial Opportunity (CFO) providing job placement/career improvement services, financial education with personal financial coaching, and public benefit access together at neighborhood-based site.
As the local site for the nation's largest community development organization, Greater Kansas City LISC is leading the charge to rid urban blight by offering disadvantaged neighborhoods a way forward for developing stability and promoting growth. Greater Kansas City LISC:
• Brings over 30 years experience in urban community development.
• Builds trust through long-standing relationships and smart investments.
• Helps urban communities become self-sustaining.
• Leverages national funds to get tough local projects done.
• Puts funding investments directly into neighborhoods.
• Provides the level of leadership required for rebuilding urban communities.
• Makes our city a better place to live.
Contributing hope. Funding a brighter future. Supporting what matters.
Lifting families into the middle class. Helping neighborhoods rise up and out of poverty. Good goals–but how to do it? That question has been dominating the political debate and confounding Washington during recent budget battles and fiscal crises. At LISC, we've been finding ways to do that every single day for more than three decades. In 2012 alone, we invested more than $900 million to build new affordable homes, renew retail districts, renovate schools and help people find jobs. We'll be throwing our two cents into that debate—sharing what we’ve learned and what we know works, on the ground in communities all across the country.
Greater Kansas City LISC has approved another $173,459 in grants to help ramp up redevelopment efforts in the bi-state region, including two grants to jumpstart housing developments in targeted neighborhoods. With these new investments, over $800,000 in grants are helping improve the quality of life inlow-income neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
To help accelerate improvements in the quality of life in NeighborhoodsNOW target communities, Greater Kansas City LISC requests proposals to implement programs/projects called for by the Quality of Life Plans. This funding opportunity is for NeighborhoodsNOW Lead Agencies only. Intended to support programmatic and project-specific work in the six NeighborhoodsNOW communities, this is a programmatic grant opportunity, not a capacity-building or operational support grant opportunity.
Greater Kansas City LISC is seeking a seasoned and enthusiastic Executive Director to guide the transformation of urban neighborhoods into sustainable communities in partnernship with their residents. The successful candidate will establish relationships, collaborations and strategic alliances to bring financial resources, policies and programs to achieve community improvement objectives.
In spite of the weather, nearly 100 volunteers help spruce up the Douglass-Sumner neighborhood.
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