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Financial Opportunity Center (FOC)


Financial Opportunity Centers are career and personal financial service centers that focus on increasing the financial bottom line for low-to-moderate income individuals. LISC’s innovative approach of integrated employment services coupled with financial education and coaching services offers low-income families the support they need to grow their assets and build toward a more prosperous future.

FOCs provide families with services across three areas: 

  • Employment placement and career improvement
  • Financial education and coaching 
  • Public benefits access

These core services are integrated together and offer a “one stop shop” for building income and wealth. The model for these centers was developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Mapping a Road to Financial Well-being

Our summary of the Mobility study
 

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First Steps on the Road to Financial Well-Being

An independent study by the Economic Mobility Corporation shows LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers program surpasses other programs
 

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Building Sustainable Communities Report

Research on the efficacy of our Financial Opportunities Center model

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