- Who We Are
- What We Do
- What We've Accomplished
Since 1986, Greater Newark LISC has collaborated with community based organizations in Newark and the surrounding region to improve the quality of life for residents and shopkeepers. With support from our affiliates, we have invested more than $103 million dollars in Greater Newark and have contributed to the production of more than 2,600 affordable homes and apartments and more than 750,000 square feet of commercial space.
LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.
Six community leaders from Newark have been selected for the national Center for Community Progress’ prestigious Community Revitalization Fellowship. The Community Revitalization Fellowship equips grassroots community leaders to lead projects and advocacy efforts to revitalize the vacant properties in their neighborhoods.
Greater Newark LISC’s (GNL) continues to strengthen its financial capacity work through our network of Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC). The FOCs utilizes an Integrated Services Delivery model combining workforce training and placement, financial coaching, and income supports in a bundled, seamless manner. These services are delivered one-on-one to the unemployed and underemployed through our partners at New Community Corporation (NCC), Urban League of Essex County (ULEC), and Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC). As a result of our efforts in helping to build the financial capability capacity with our partners, both NCC and ICC are designated as LISC Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) sites.