LISC National
Our Work

Individual Economic Stability

We know that healthy, sustainable communities are made up of people who have living wage jobs and feel confident about their economic futures. To get there, residents need the skills to advance along the path of employment and manage their money well. That’s why LISC invests in helping people tackle all the facets of their financial life—earning a steady pay check, budgeting, building good credit and saving for education and retirement.

Building financial opportunities for Chicago families may begin with a job, but it doesn’t end there.

Download the full 2019 Data Summary infographic here.

LISC FOC Model Implementation Academy

In 2020 LISC is launching the first cohort.

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Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs)

In Chicago, LISC supports 10 FOCs which provide employment and career counseling, one-on-one financial coaching and education and low-cost financial products that help build credit, savings and assets.

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Bridges to Career Opportunities

Our Bridges to Career Opportunities programs helps FOC clients ramp up foundational literacy and math skills, get technical training and pursue certifications, and receive support.

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Mapping a Road to Financial Well-Being

Our summary of the Mobility study.

First Steps on the Road to Financial Well-Being

An independent study by the Economic Mobility Corporation shows LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers program surpasses other programs.

Building Sustainable Communities Report

Research on the efficacy of our Financial Opportunities Center model