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In this episode, LISC LA Assistant Program Officer Jessica Wackenhut, interviews Katherine Aguilar, an alum of the LISC AmeriCorps Program and now a Project Manager at LA Family Housing (LAFH).
In 2015, LISC and KIVA partnered to advance a shared mission: expand financial opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs and small business in the U.S. For the past 4 years, LISC has deployed micro-loans on the KIVA platform to low to moderate income business owners across the country.
Clifford Beers Housing (CBH) recently celebrated the opening of King 1101, their newest supportive housing development in South Los Angeles. CBH held the ceremony intentionally before Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor his legacy of equity and lengthy history of civil rights organizing in the South Los Angeles community. King 1101 Apartments is a 26-unit community for the formerly homeless, low-income families and military veterans.
Amped Kitchens, formerly known as L.A. Prep, is breaking the barriers to entry for growing food companies.
Wells Fargo has committed an additional $100 million to CDFIs across the country through the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Diverse Community Capital program. Beginning in 2018 and continuing through 2020, the DCC program will offer two unique funding opportunities delivered on a rotating schedule.
Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson and Los Angeles Local Initiative Support Corporation (LA LISC) are proud to announce a $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo to fund the second phase of ‘Everyone In.’
A native Angelino, Jimar Wilson is the Community Investment Officer at Boston Private and serves on the Local Advisory Committee of the Los Angeles Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Jimar says, “Being at the table alongside decision-makers and local leaders to help steward LISC’s work is something I’ve wanted to do since first learning about the organization while an urban planning graduate student.”
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.