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Supporting Economic Inclusion in Disadvantaged Communities: A Case for Inclusive Public Procurement Policies

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Trainings & Events


10.25.2018 - , ,

Funder Spotlight: JP Morgan Chase

J.P. Morgan Chase pledged $500 million for a new program, AdvancingCities, to boost growth and create a greater economic opportunity in cities around the world. AdvancingCities’ scope is to create opportunities for people who have been left behind by economic growth. The program will make investments in select cities to support collaborative and viable solutions that address cross-cutting challenges and help more people benefit from economic growth.

10.08.2018 - ,

Diversity Matters

LA LISC Assistant Program Officer spoke at the recent SCANPH Annual Conference on a panel entitled: Disrupting Decades of Inequity – Race & Homelessness. She spoke about the LISC AmeriCorps program and how it is creating a diverse talent pipeline for the community development field.

10.02.2018 - , , ,

Changemakers Podcast - Get Hands On Experience With The Housing Development Training Institute

In this episode, LISC LA Community Devlopment Officer Alexandra Dawson interviews Denice Wint, a LISC Americorps and HDTI Alum and now Director of Projects and Services of Innovative Housing Opportunities.

9.10.2018 - ,

ESPN, Under Armour and LISC Announce $85,000 in Grants to Turn Los Angeles Vacant Spaces into Valuable Places For Sports, Recreation and Play

Two community organizations in Los Angeles will receive grants totaling $85,000 to help transform vacant lots into sports, recreation and play spaces. The awards, announced today, are part of ESPN’s RePlay initiative, a collaboration with Under Armour and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the nation’s leading community development finance institutions.

8.30.2018 - ,

LISC LA’s Ride & Drive Event During National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)

On September 8th, experience the excitement of driving a range of Electric Vehicles (EVs), learn about rebate programs, EV federal and state incentives, and get to enjoy EV displays, vendors, and food. The event will be held at George’s 50’s Diner in Long Beach from 9 AM to 2 PM.

8.23.2018 - ,

Let’s All Eat Kakes

This self-taught passionate baker is more than 50% funded for her $10,000 loan target that will help her increase advertising and production for her small business.

8.06.2018 - ,

This Local Entrepreneur Is Expanding His International Tea Business

Meet a model turned tea connoisseur expanding his business with the help of our Kiva loan match program.


About Us

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is one of the largest organizations in the country supporting projects to revitalize low-income communities. This comprehensive approach includes more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs improving financial stability.

LA LISC brings together key local partners, community leaders, and decision-makers to take on pressing challenges, incubate innovative solutions, and develop smarter public policies. Our organization leverages its extensive toolkit of loans, grants, equity investments, and local expertise to enact meaningful change for Los Angeles' moderate - and low-income communities of color.