Democratizing Finance traces the roots of community development finance over two centuries and draws from hundreds of interviews with CDFI leaders, presidential archives, and congressional testimony. Watch this recording to learn more.
In a chapter for Investing in America's Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers, published by Atlanta Federal Reserve, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones, describes how local solutions are key to filling the middle-skills employment gap and catalyzing opportunity across the country. Using an integrated services approach through the Financial Opportunity Center and Bridges to Career Opportunities models, LISC and its partners have worked with residents of underresourced communities to help them on a pathway to living-wage jobs. These local innovations can enhance traditional workforce development strategies and supply underused talent to meet employers' growing demand for workers.
Don't miss this recording of our first Careers in Community Development webinar where we took a look at how health is connected to all aspects of community development.
Using the tool of social network analysis, this report by MDRC offers preliminary insights into the conditions for more successful collective action by examining the distribution of power among local actors, the ties between more distant organizations and a core of activity, and the depth of community partnerships.
In a new study from Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight, behavioral science takes center stage, as researchers consider what motivates clients at LISC Financial Opportunity Centers and offer new ways to increase retention in the program so that more people have the chance to improve their financial outlook.