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Dec 15, 2014, 10:37 ET

New research connects investments in low-income communities to direct gains in employment and income

A new study of dozens of poor communities across the country found that families fared better economically in places where a far-reaching...

Oct 07, 2014, 11:51 ET

Justice Department taps LISC to help reduce crime and engage residents with police in poor communities

 The Obama Administration is stepping up its efforts to tackle crime in some of the country's toughest neighborhoods. The U.S. Department of...

Sep 30, 2014, 11:24 ET

LISC joins forces with METEC and State Farm to launch Peoria's first Financial Opportunity Center

Low-income families in Peoria have a new resource to help them establish financial stability and pull themselves out of poverty with today's...

Sep 19, 2014, 10:56 ET

JPMorgan Chase connects low-income residents to financial stability, jobs with $1MM grant to LISC

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will use a new $1 million grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to help thousands of low-income...

Sep 17, 2014, 15:21 ET

Former Deutsche Bank VP to lead LISC NYC

Sam Marks, a national leader in philanthropy and social investment, is the new executive director of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's...

Sep 10, 2014, 13:37 ET

LISC STUDY: While students wait for classroom seats, charter schools struggle to find funds to build and upgrade facilities

As students languish on waiting lists, three states are pioneering ways to help charter schools find low-cost capital to build, expand and...

Jun 30, 2014, 18:03 ET

Philadelphia wins $30MM federal award to revive housing, businesses and jobs in North Central

Efforts to revitalize North Central Philadelphia are getting a $30 million boost this week as a result of a new federal grant that is...

Jun 04, 2014, 09:43 ET

JLo Set For First Hometown Gig As Part Of State Farm Neighborhood Sessions™

 As part of LISC NYC's continuing commitment to the communities in the Bronx, it has teamed with State Farm to support Jennifer Lopez's June...

May 13, 2014, 11:12 ET

LISC wins $1.48MM in AmeriCorps funding to fuel economic mobility in low-income neighborhoods

The Obama Administration has awarded the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) nearly $1.5 million to hire and train new AmeriCorps members...

Feb 19, 2014, 14:34 ET

LISC launches "Communities for Healthy Food NYC" to help NYC families gain access to healthy and affordable food

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), along with the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund are proud to announce the unveiling of a new...

Feb 05, 2014, 13:24 ET

LISC boosts commercial activity, creates jobs in distressed areas with new financing product for small businesses

New SBA Community Advantage license expands resources for loans under $250,000 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is filling a...

Jan 16, 2014, 14:04 ET

Healthy Futures Fund Finances First Community Health Center to Help Rural Washington Health System Expand to 70,000 Patient Visits Annually

Investment supported by Morgan Stanley, NDC, The Kresge Foundation and LISC CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthy...

Nov 25, 2013, 13:08 ET

LISC Names Top NYC Nonprofit Executive to Lead Community Development Programs Nationwide

Denise Scott, a driving force behind community revitalization in New York, has been named to lead national neighborhood investment efforts for the...

Oct 29, 2013, 13:05 ET

LISC set to deploy new round of Sandy recovery capital

1,700 homeowners helped in first year after the storm; nearly $30MM more in funds on tap The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has...

Oct 23, 2013, 15:00 ET

HUD Secretary joins Mayor Menino to support Quincy Corridor revival at Pearl Meats redevelopment

Shuttered meat packing plant gets new life to fuel small businesses, create jobs  A once-blighted Dorchester meat packing plant will be...

Oct 17, 2013, 16:06 ET

LISC receives first-time grant from Newman's Own Foundation to boost nutrition in low-income areas

Newman's Own Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to support community kitchens that will...

Sep 26, 2013, 12:54 ET

Treasury's CDFI Fund awards $4.5MM to LISC to expand healthy food, save affordable housing in low-income areas

Two new grants from the Treasury Department will help the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) increase access to healthy food and preserve...

Sep 12, 2013, 15:18 ET

Justice Department calls on LISC to help attack crime hotspots in low-income communities

The U.S. Department of Justice has again tapped the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to help troubled neighborhoods become safer places...

Jun 04, 2013, 12:40 ET

Anarde takes helm at Rural LISC program

Suzanne Anarde, a community developer with more than two decades of experience helping revitalize low-income rural communities, has been tapped to...

Feb 19, 2013, 15:16 ET

LISC New York City launches three-year healthy food initiative to improve quality of life for low-income NYC residents

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation New York City (LISC NYC) has launched a three-year pilot program to help low-income families in New York...