Financial Opportunity Centers offer integrated employment, financial, and income support services to low-income individuals. Multiple studies have documented the effectiveness of this program approach in terms of ultimate outcomes for participants, but less attention has been paid to patterns of service delivery and outcome attainment over the course of program participation. This report walks through the elements of an FOC participant's program pathway, considering pathways in terms of four program elements: timing, composition, intensity, and sequence of services received.
An independent study has found that Financial Opportunity Center clients, who access a range of services, have more success meeting their financial goals than people in programs offering employment assistance alone. Their gains include landing and keeping a job, growing credit and increasing annual earnings. The research findings will help LISC refine and propel its financial stability work on behalf of low-income Americans.
The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program is a partnership of the National Football League Foundation (NFL Foundation) and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations, middle schools and high schools with financing and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.Download PDF
A new study from the EconomicMobility Corporation shows that LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers are uniquely successful in getting clients on the path to stability.View/Download PDF
What can cultural institutions do to help drive community revival? In a new report, LISC and the Institute of Museum and Libraries Service highlight the many ways museums and libraries are collaborating with community developers and other public sector partners to help address the needs of economically-distressed areas.