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Supporting Economic Inclusion in Disadvantaged Communities: A Case for Inclusive Public Procurement Policies

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Trainings & Events


10.08.2018 - ,

Diversity Matters

LA LISC Assistant Program Officer spoke at the recent SCANPH Annual Conference on a panel entitled: Disrupting Decades of Inequity – Race & Homelessness. She spoke about the LISC AmeriCorps program and how it is creating a diverse talent pipeline for the community development field.

9.10.2018 - ,

ESPN, Under Armour and LISC Announce $85,000 in Grants to Turn Los Angeles Vacant Spaces into Valuable Places For Sports, Recreation and Play

Two community organizations in Los Angeles will receive grants totaling $85,000 to help transform vacant lots into sports, recreation and play spaces. The awards, announced today, are part of ESPN’s RePlay initiative, a collaboration with Under Armour and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the nation’s leading community development finance institutions.

8.30.2018 - ,

LISC LA’s Ride & Drive Event During National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)

On September 8th, experience the excitement of driving a range of Electric Vehicles (EVs), learn about rebate programs, EV federal and state incentives, and get to enjoy EV displays, vendors, and food. The event will be held at George’s 50’s Diner in Long Beach from 9 AM to 2 PM.

8.23.2018 - ,

Let’s All Eat Kakes

This self-taught passionate baker is more than 50% funded for her $10,000 loan target that will help her increase advertising and production for her small business.

8.06.2018 - ,

This Local Entrepreneur Is Expanding His International Tea Business

Meet a model turned tea connoisseur expanding his business with the help of our Kiva loan match program.

8.03.2018 - ,

LA LISC Won $2 Million to Loan to Small Minority-Owned Businesses.

LA LISC is among the 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) across the country selected by Wells Fargo to receive a total of $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital (DCC) program. This program will enable the cohort of CDFIs to increase lending, provide technical assistance and materials, and mentor diverse small business owners.

7.25.2018 - ,

Now Accepting Applications for the Housing Development Training Institute

Thanks to a grant from CIT Bank, we are now accepting applications for the California Statewide Affordable Housing Development Training Institute Fundamentals (HDTI). Approximately 40-45 participants will be selected by Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego LISC offices to participate in this yearlong comprehensive training in affordable housing development within a community development context.


About Us

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is one of the largest organizations in the country supporting projects to revitalize low-income communities. This comprehensive approach includes more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs improving financial stability.

LA LISC brings together key local partners, community leaders, and decision-makers to take on pressing challenges, incubate innovative solutions, and develop smarter public policies. Our organization leverages its extensive toolkit of loans, grants, equity investments, and local expertise to enact meaningful change for Los Angeles' moderate - and low-income communities of color.