LISC National
Our Priorities

Building Economic Opportunity & Financial Stability 

LISC invests in helping people tackle all the facets of financial life earning a steady pay check, budgeting, building good credit and saving for education and retirement. 

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 financial life—earning a steady pay check, budgeting, building good credit and saving for education and retirement. 

LISC’s financial stability programs connect low- to moderate- income families with the financial and labor market mainstream. We offer employment and career services, financial coaching and education and low-cost financial products that build credit, savings and assets. 

40% of Philadelphia workers earn between $15,000 and $40,000, and 25% earn below $15,000

Our model has two primary components:

  • Our Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) are career and financial coaching service centers that help low to moderate income people build smart money habits and focus on the financial bottom line. FOCs provide integrated employment and career counseling and one-on-one financial coaching/education, typically monthly over 6 to 24 months. 
  • Our Bridges to Career Opportunity (BCO) program connects clients to “middle skills” jobs with a career pathway and helps local employers staff up with employees who can get the job done. We connect employers who are in need of workers with a specific skill set to job seekers trained in those skills. Offered on a weekly basis, BCO services last between 4 and 52 weeks. 

We are proud to partner with 1199c Training Fund and Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) to offer FOC services in Philadelphia. 

Bridges to Career Opportunities connect clients to real-world training in skills that local employers need.
Bridges to Career Opportunities connect clients to real-world training in skills that local employers need.
Stories about Financial Stability

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Contact

Jessica Collazo, Assistant Program Officer
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