Our Stories

8.03.2017 -

LISC’s Focus on Community Needs Clinched a New Facebook/Silicon Valley Partnership

An article quoting CEO Maurice Jones in The Mercury News delved into the reasons LISC was chosen by Facebook, the city of East Palo Alto and Silicon Valley community groups to manage a multi-million dollar affordable housing fund: our track record of putting community needs at the forefront, including bringing employment, health and other needed services into the mix.

8.01.2017 -

A Historic New Partnership for Silicon Valley

It’s official! LISC has been tapped to manage an $18.5 million investment from Facebook in partnership with community groups and the city of East Palo Alto to create quality affordable housing in Silicon Valley where Facebook is headquartered. LISC plans to quadruple the Catalyst Fund, as it is known, to $75 million to address regional challenges such as affordable housing and access to economic opportunity for local residents.

8.01.2017 -

Facebook “Likes” Our Work

Top Facebook executives just made our day. After announcing that LISC will manage Facebook’s Catalyst Housing Fund to develop affordable housing in Silicon Valley, COO Sheryl Sandberg and Elliot Schrage, VP of communications & public policy, took to their respective FB platforms to share the value of our track record linking low-income people with economic opportunity.

Serving Freedom

In honor of Independence Day, LISC's AmeriCorps director, Stacey Rapp, considers the role that national service plays in making our ideal of freedom a reality for all Americans. 

Our Strength Comes From Our Diversity

This month, as our country celebrates LGBTQ pride, we at LISC reaffirm our commitment to supporting inclusive and equitable communities.