Our Stories

How LISC Works to Achieve MLK’s Vision

To commemorate the 50 year anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s passing in Memphis, our CEO Maurice Jones is interviewed on Sirius XM’s Make It Plain radio show. We are still striving for the vision of Dr. King. “We are doing the work that the sanitation workers were striking for. We are trying to create the beloved community,” says Jones.

Maurice A. Jones On... (Episode #9)

In this episode, we welcome LISC's Annual Report, speak with Jacksonville executive director, Janet Owens, and hear why local initiatives continue to make all the difference!

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At CNN.com, LISC’s Maurice A. Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

Nurturing Local Leadership Is at the Heart of What We Do

This is AmeriCorps week, a national celebration of community service and the extraordinary program that nurtures local talent and fuels transformation. LISC AmeriCorps is at the heart of our $1 billion in grants to community-based organizations, and of our commitment to building impassioned local—and national—leadership to show the way.

Our CEO on New Frontiers for LISC

Read all about it—or at least part of it—in a wide-ranging interview with Next Street, wherein Maurice A. Jones talks about new avenues for partnership and funding, balancing our interests in housing and business, and whether or not CDFIs are too much like banks.