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LISC LA is pleased to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for our HUD Section 4 Capacity Building Grant Program. This year, we are looking for proposals from community development organizations that are seeking to increase their capacity to carry out innovative affordable housing, small business and workforce development initiatives.
Jackie Dupont-Walker is the founding president of the Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) in Los Angeles. She oversees the construction, remodeling, and management of over two hundred housing projects in Los Angeles. She also serves as the Chairman of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, and is involved with multiple community work efforts with the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E) and the Ward A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles.
For more than 20 years, the nonprofit has helped thousands of entrepreneurs build their small businesses from the ground up, managing a diverse portfolio of clients — including women-owned businesses and people of color — in the retail, media, and manufacturing industries.
The “Everyone In” Initiative, a program spearheaded by Long Beach Councilmember Rex Richardson, received the Award of Excellence in Economic Planning and Development. “Everyone In” was launched in late 2017, its continuing vitality owing to the joint efforts of LISC LA and Long Beach Councilman Rex Richardson to build a local economy that that was all-encompassing and all-empowering.
By canvassing a wide variety of funders, as well as working closely with community members to tailor the project’s objectives to community needs, the 11th Street Bridge Park promises to be a game-changing social landmark for east Anacostia, and a beacon of further financial growth for the region.
At LISC, we know that small businesses sit at the heart of a thriving local economy. We also know that many small businesses have trouble accessing the capital and the resources they need to grow. This is especially true for both the micro-enterprises and minority-owned businesses that serve the low income communities in which we work.
Thank you Opus Community Foundation for your dedication to serving your community. Opus Bank established the Opus Community Foundation back in 2010. Since then they have been providing financial support to nonprofit organizations that make a positive and meaningful impact in their communities.
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.