Our Stories

Building Entrepreneurs and Equity in the Age of Covid: A Roundtable

A roundtable discussion with LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Verizon’s Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Rose Stuckey Kirk, moderated by LISC board member and UVA business professor Greg Fairchild, delves into what it will take to get to economic equity for our country.

Our Communities Need a Marshall Plan

In his latest video message, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones reflects on the disproportionate health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on underinvested communities and communities of color, and calls for a 21st-century Marshall Plan—intensive and broad investment that will both help people and enterprises recover, and redress the inequities that set the stage for the fallout of the current crisis.

SSIR: How Nonprofits Can Stay Relevant in the Age of Covid-19

An article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review lays out what nonprofits must do to ramp up their social impact, economic viability and capacity to bring about positive change in the wake of the pandemic. Compassionate leadership, says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones in the piece, is the overarching approach that can make all the difference in how nonprofits function during and after the crisis.

A Message from Our CEO: Be Safe, and Join Us

In a video message from his home, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones weighs in on the most important things we can do to come through the pandemic: take care of yourself and your loved ones, and join in our wide-ranging partnerships to support the people, businesses and communities most vulnerable to the profound health and economic fallout of the coronavirus.

LISC’s Covid-19 Response, Explained On Air

In a conversation with The Business of Giving podcast, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones outlines the pillars of LISC's rapid response to the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping small businesses in business, supporting tech needs in underinvested communities and stabilizing community organizations so they can provide relief to their clients—all are at the top of the list for immediate action, and to build strength and resiliency for the future.