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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

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

Building Sustainable Communities Report

Research on the efficacy of our Financial Opportunities Center model