For 15 years, LISC has been investing in Kalamazoo's historic Edison neighborhood, where decades of deindustrialization and decline had severed residents from jobs, educational opportunities and accessible healthcare. Today, gleaming new community facilities and flourishing small businesses are generating good jobs, and preparing people for employm [...]
Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of Paulette Arnold, a single parent of four who is turning her family’s financial life around—and building a rewarding career—after completing a LISC-supported Bridges to Opportunity program in San Diego.
Up to 50 percent of chronically homeless adults are estimated to have been homeless as youth, yet little research has been done to study youth homelessness. With that in mind, LISC’s Pay for Success team is working to scale up a promising program in the Washington, DC area. Working with the Latin American Youth Center, this PFS project will take LAYC’s Promotor Pathway Model®, an evidenced-based case management program designed for disconnected and disengaged youth facing multiple obstacles, to the next level.
In this edition, Maurice, Morgan, and special guest, Helene Caloir, discuss the impact of the financial and foreclosure crisis. They also begin a discussion of the New York State Housing Stabilization Fund’s “Zombies” and vacant properties program, which has equitable principles infused into its design.
This week, the venerable global businesses and research organization, The Conference Board, awarded its 2018 Excellence in New Communications Award to LISC for our web portal SchoolBuild: From Idea to Constructon. SchoolBuild helps walk charter schools and developers through all the steps of constructing a new school facility. LISC took the prize in the nonprofit division for the Innovation in Digital Experience category. Yay us!Read the Announcement