At a time when data plays a more important role than ever in guiding our work—and telling our stories, a distinguished researcher will lead LISC in evaluating the strength of our investments to link people with opportunity.
More and more, museums and libraries are becoming change-agents in the communities where they operate. That's the finding of a new report from LISC and the Institute of Museums and Libraries, which details how innovative collaborations are helping improve the quality of life in low-income areas.
In the first of what will be a series of reports, LISC analyzed 10 years of data and found communities that benefit from a broad strategy to invest in housing, businesses, schools and community programs were more resilient than other poor neighborhoods. Residents in these communities experienced stronger employment and income growth, underscoring how such strategies help tackle economic inequality across the country.