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2.08.2018 -

A Tribute to Oramenta Newsome

Colleagues and friends contemplate a remarkable woman who made community development history and whose legacy will enhance D.C. neighborhoods for years to come.

After SOTU, What’s Next for Policy?

Supporting programs that fuel economic opportunity and raise standards of living should be a bipartisan goal.  In the wake of the State of the Union address, LISC’s senior vice president for policy, Matt Josephs, looks at the policies that advance common goals, with a lasting impact on the quality of life for all Americans.

2.05.2018 -

Where Will the Money Come From?

At a recent conference sponsored by LISC and the New York Federal Reserve Bank, leaders from the community development financial sector and others who work in impact investing gathered to hash out the future of social enterprise investment. An article on Medium.com distills the takeaways, which include the importance of continued public-private partnerships, tapping new types of capital and harnessing good data to make the case for connecting all Americans with opportunity.

A Bold and Big Heart for DC

With sadness we announce the passing of Oramenta Newsome, vice president and executive director of the LISC's DC office. She was an unwavering and passionate champion for the residents of underinvested neighborhoods of Washington, DC and for the city she loved. We pledge to continue her life’s work.

1.31.2018 -

Maurice Jones on... (Episode #7)

In this episode, Maurice reflects on LISC’s 20-year partnership with the NFL Foundation and highlights our work in the Twin Cities (home to the 2018 Super Bowl) together with special guest Andriana Abariotes, executive director of our office there.