In a chapter for Investing in America's Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers, published by Atlanta Federal Reserve, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones, describes how local solutions are key to filling the middle-skills employment gap and catalyzing opportunity across the country. Using an integrated services approach through the Financial Opportunity Center and Bridges to Career Opportunities models, LISC and its partners have worked with residents of underresourced communities to help them on a pathway to living-wage jobs. These local innovations can enhance traditional workforce development strategies and supply underused talent to meet employers' growing demand for workers.
LISC is working with local government in several cities to create and implement more comprehensive and innovative affordable housing strategies.
The University of Kansas has created a Community Tool Box with advice and resources on the basics of community health.