LISC National
What We Do

Increasing Family Income & Wealth

LISC’s financial stability programs connect low- to moderate- income families with the financial and labor market mainstream. We partner with organizations that offer employment and career services, financial coaching and education and low-cost financial products that build credit, savings and assets. We accomplish this work through our Financial Opportunities Centers.

Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) are an important part of LISC’s approach to building strong, vibrant communities. Based on a model developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, FOCs provide individuals and families with services across three areas: employment placement and career improvement; financial education and coaching; and public benefits access. These core services are integrated to provide a multi-faceted approach to income and wealth building.

  • Increases low-income individuals’ access to jobs and builds an economically stable, financially literate and employable workforce.
  • Empowers people to take control over their financial future through coaching, financial literacy tools, career and job planning, and more.
  • Enables individuals to change their behaviors and become financially stable.

We partner with the following organizations utilizing the FOC model:

LISC Central Illinois is partnered with Mid Central Community Action to provide key financial support services to residents in the Bloomington, IL. 

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LISC Central Illinois is partnered with Springfield Urban League to provide key financial support services to residents in the East Bluff. 

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Angela Bolden, Program Officer