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LISC LA, along with our subsidiary National Equity Fund, was a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Takes the Lead track where we heard from experts doing the work around policy, development, research, and wraparound services.
Through Kiva, we’ve been able to expand financial opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses. Kiva enables entrepreneurs to access 0% interest small business loans up to $10,000. Their model is unique because it uses social underwriting—a borrower’s character, relationships, and reputation—instead of their credit scores or assets to access business capital. Our first Long Beach Kiva borrower gained huge momentum on his campaign and was fully funded in less than a week. His name is Tromaine Ellis and this is his story.
Thank you to everyone who attended the EveryoneIn Economic Equity Summit last week in Long Beach. With over 200 people in attendance - from practitioners to community members to elected officials - the day was a huge success. We were proud to co-host such an important discussion around advancing economic inclusion strategies with Vice Mayor Rex Richardson and our partners at the City of Long Beach.
The LA Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Housing & Community Investment Department of Los Angeles (HCIDLA) brought together a think tank to tackle the issue of homelessness.
The Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) has been awarded a $25,000 LISC/ESPN Pilot Home Court grant to construct a new basketball court at the Terasaki Budokan Center in downtown Los Angeles. The grant from ESPN and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s leading community development support organization, is part of $150,000 allocated this year.
LA LISC is proud to partner with Vice Mayor Rex Richardson to host the #EveryoneIn Economic Equity Summit. LA LISC Executive Director, Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, served as Chair of the 'Everyone In' Policy Roundtable and this Summit is the culminating effort, which will bring together local business and community leaders, policymakers, and philanthropic partners for a day-long conversation. The Summit will explore innovative approaches to building a local economy that includes and benefits every Long Beach resident.
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.