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LISC—Local Initiatives Support Corporation—works with communities across the country to transform places and change people’s lives. At LISC San Antonio, we collaborate with residents and partners to develop skills, invest in neighborhoods and drive policy changes that foster shared prosperity.
As chair of LISC San Antonio, Cisneros is passionate about helping bridge the affordable housing gap because it aligns with a housing first philosophy. "It treats housing as part of the solution," Cisneros said. "Let's get you in housing, let's get you warm, let's get you well, let's get you a good blanket and a bed where you can sleep for the night."
LISC is ramping up its national economic development work with the launch of a new small business lender called immito. “Nothing catalyzes opportunity in a community like new businesses launching and expanding,” said Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO. immito is expected to do $100 million in annual lending and will spark entrpreneurship and growth in communities across the country, especially those where demand for capital access is high.
September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate, we’re spotlighting the extraordinary staff and clients of the Latin American Youth Center, a longtime LISC partner in Washington, D.C. In its 50 years, LAYC has welcomed and served 27,000 youth, many of them recent immigrants, helping connect them to education, mentors, housing, work, mental health services and each other. This kind of work makes an enormous difference in young lives and in our communities, and we’re honored to be part of it: we’ve invested nearly $2 million in LAYC’s people and programs, including financing the purchase of the group’s home base in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.