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Helping residents open doors to higher-wage, higher-skilled jobs and encourage entrepreneurship.
LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) are career and personal finance service centers where residents can access multiple services to build smart money habits and work toward long-term financial stability. This one-stop-shop service approach is implemented across 80 centers nationwide and embedded within community-based organizations that are trusted and convenient to where people live. FOCs pave the way for families to reach their financial goals and create a brighter future.
Research shows that LISC’s model helps low-income people be employed year-round, reduce debt, and build positive credit histories. LISC has expanded its FOC model even further by building out foundational literacy and math skills and offering technical training and industry certification through its Bridges to Career Opportunity Program.
Learn more about how Philadelphia LISC helps families achieve financial stability by reading our stories and recent news.