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Social Innovation Fund awards $11.3MM grant to LISC to expand education, career services for low-income individuals

As part of a vigorous new effort to help jobless Americans upgrade their reading and math skills to better prepare for employment, the Social...

Jul 22, 2015, 13:19 ET

Creative state programs help charter schools shift millions of dollars to core education needs as they build and expand, says new national study

A handful of states are helping charter schools direct more money into classrooms and less into operational costs by improving their access to the...

Jun 25, 2015, 12:45 ET

Shuttered commercial corner gets new life with health care, fresh food, new jobs for Brockton residents

The first phase of a $22 million development plan to improve the health and economic outlook of downtown Brockton is opening its doors this...

Jun 15, 2015, 17:55 ET

LISC awarded $70MM in New Markets Tax Credits to improve quality of life in low-income areas

 The U.S. Department of Treasury today awarded billions of dollars in investment authority to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)...

Apr 22, 2015, 16:14 ET

Caterpillar Foundation makes $1 million investment to help LISC lift low-income communities in Phoenix

The Caterpillar Foundation is giving a major boost to plans to revitalize disadvantaged communities in Phoenix with a $1 million grant to the Local...

Apr 14, 2015, 14:00 ET

New research: Integrating services spurs financial mobility for low-income Americans

New research finds that low-income individuals make significant gains towards economic stability when they access a bundled set of employment...

Feb 03, 2015, 12:53 ET

LISC makes first-ever loans to charter schools under federal bond guarantee program designed to revitalize neighborhoods

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is helping expand educational opportunities for low-income children in Newark and Albany by...

Dec 09, 2014, 15:52 ET

Lifelong Civic Crusader to Head LISC Phoenix

 Terry Benelli, a veteran community development leader, will be the new executive director of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's...

Nov 13, 2014, 12:03 ET

New national initiative will fuel arts and cultural investments in low-income communities

 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has launched a national effort to drive millions of dollars into arts-related businesses and...

Aug 20, 2014, 12:03 ET

LISC to steer $50 million to low-income areas under Treasury Dept. bond guarantee program

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will invest $50 million in long-term loans to improve the quality of life in distressed neighborhoods...

Jun 05, 2014, 16:23 ET

LISC wins $60MM in New Markets Tax Credit authority to attract businesses and jobs to low-income areas

 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will tap $60 million from the latest round of federal New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) to...

Jun 03, 2014, 11:00 ET

New funds help lift low-income families, attract businesses to distressed areas across the country

In a move to help lift more families out of poverty, two longtime community development partners are driving new resources into troubled...

Jan 22, 2014, 16:50 ET

South Los Angeles takes center stage at national crime forum as model of police-community collaboration

AG Holder, HUD Secy Donovan join local L.A. leaders to detail significant crime drops It may not be a silver bullet, but it's working:...

Jan 20, 2014, 13:48 ET

Collaboration Reduces Crime, Say Two Obama Cabinet Members & NYPD Commissioner Bratton

The following is being released by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC): Bringing down crime in America's toughest neighborhoods is...

Jan 13, 2014, 09:15 ET

Two Obama Cabinet Members Kick Off Nyc Forum On Reducing Crime Via Police Partnerships With Community Groups

 Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Police Foundation are hosting the "Safe Streets, Strong Communities" symposium to examine...

Oct 24, 2013, 17:20 ET

LISC builds on affordable housing work in six cities with new grant from JPMorgan Chase

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will use a new $1 million grant from JPMorgan Chase to support affordable housing development in...

Oct 18, 2013, 16:12 ET

LISC pledges $100 million to transit-oriented development partnership with the City of Los Angeles

Strategy focuses on 15 low-income communities along light rail, rapid bus lines  The City of Los Angeles has tapped the Local Initiatives...

Oct 16, 2013, 16:12 ET

South Los Angeles community recognized with $20,000 national safety award

MetLife Foundation honors alliance to reduce crime and create quality housing in Vernon Central  Community development leaders along with...

Oct 15, 2013, 12:32 ET

LISC, Nationwide launch $20MM lending program to spur economic development in underserved Calif. communities

 Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is partnering with Nationwide on a new $20 million program to help jump-start businesses and...

Aug 07, 2013, 10:27 ET

Local Initiatives Support Corporation's (LISC) statement on President Obama's Arizona housing address

 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) congratulates President Obama on his housing address delivered in Phoenix yesterday. His...