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Financial Opportunity Centers


Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) are career and personal finance service centers that help low- to moderate-income people build smart money habits and focus on the financial bottom line. LISC has a network of nearly 80 FOCs across the country, embedded in local community organizations that are trusted, known for their history of providing quality services, and convenient to where people live and seek out services. Learn more.

A Rural LISC Financial Opportunity Center training session in Uniontown, Pa.
A Rural LISC Financial Opportunity Center training session in Uniontown, Pa.

Press Covering FOCs:

"Key is holding a job, not just getting one"
by Michael Rubinger, former LISC President and CEO
(Reuters, Jan. 16, 2013)

"Better Ways to Bring Social Programs to Scale"
by Chris Walker, LISC Director of Research and Assessment
(Philanthropy News Digest, Jan. 11, 2013)

"Scaling smarter, scaling for keeps"
by Chris Walker, LISC Director of Research and Assessment
(Stanford Social Innovation Review, Dec. 28, 2012)