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Webinar: Report on Evaluation of LISC’s FOCs

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LISC invites you to join us for an overview of the key findings of a two-year study of LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) in Chicago. The independent study by the Economic Mobility Corporation has found that clients of FOCs are more likely to be employed year-round, to reduce non-asset related debt and to build positive credit histories than comparison group participants.
 
First Steps on the Road to Financial Well-Being: Final Report from the Evaluation of LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 
2:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr 30 mins 
 
 

LISC CEO in the NY Times Urges Broader Investment in Impoverished Places

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Maurice Jones, LISC's new national CEO, responded to a New York Times article examining U.S. Census data that shows an uptick in prosperity across the country. Good news, says Jones, but there's still much to be done, and anti-poverty efforts must tackle multiple fronts, all at once, to make a difference for low-income Americans. Read more.

   

It’s Time to Raise the Bar for Community Development

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LISC's new National CEO wants to hear from you about how we can do community development better.  Here's what he says on the topic: "Let’s ask ourselves: what could the 43 million Americans living in poverty accomplish if they had a plausible path to the middle class? How much more competitive would our country be if we unleashed the full economic potential of every neighborhood and community. During my first few weeks as LISC CEO, I have had the privilege of seeing my team working with organizations and individuals across the country in pursuit of these aspirations." Read more.
   

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Boston LISC Staff Blog

Boston LISC Staff members share their perspective on LISC's work, the community development world. and many other topics.

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Highlights from LISC/Bank of America’s Forum on Greening Affordable Housing Highlights from LISC/Bank of America’s Forum on Greening Affordable Housing On October 3rd LISC and Bank of America hosted a forum in Boston on “Greening Affordable Housing” that was...
“El Barrio Tours” Screening - Rebecca Schofield On Monday, August 18th, a group of over 60 Boston area residents came together to watch “El Barrio Tours: Gentrifi...
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