LISC National

What is LISC?

We are LISC—the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. It may be a mouthful, but our name does, in fact, say it all. We are a national organization with a grassroots focus. 

LISC San Diego is one of 31 local LISC sites throughout the country, and is dedicated to helping community residents transform disinvested San Diego neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity - good places to work, do business, and raise children. Learn more.

Our Stories

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A Few Minutes with Jonathan Arevalo

Leadership has long been Jonathan Arevalo’s hallmark, going back to when he was school president at Madison High School and later, Mesa College.

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We're Not Spending Nearly Enough to Meaningfully Reduce Homelessness

With a total homeless population of 4,476 living on the streets, the amount provided by the city of San Diego in the last decade remains far too little to have any meaningful impact for the scale of the problem.

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A Few Minutes with Nao Kabashima

When Nao Kabashima first came to the United States from her native Japan as a young graduate student at California State University, Chico, she had no idea where her career might lead her.