Our Stories

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At CNN.com, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

Nurturing Local Leadership Is at the Heart of What We Do

This is AmeriCorps week, a national celebration of community service and the extraordinary program that nurtures local talent and fuels transformation. LISC AmeriCorps is at the heart of our $1 billion in grants to community-based organizations, and of our commitment to building impassioned local—and national—leadership to show the way.

Our CEO on New Frontiers for LISC

Read all about it—or at least part of it—in a wide-ranging interview with Next Street, wherein Maurice Jones talks about new avenues for partnership and funding, balancing our interests in housing and business, and whether or not CDFIs are too much like banks.

Maurice Jones on... (Episode #8)

In February’s installation of our monthly podcast, Maurice shares his thoughts on Black History Month and how it relates to LISC’s work.

A Bold and Big Heart for DC

With sadness we announce the passing of Oramenta Newsome, vice president and executive director of the LISC's DC office. She was an unwavering and passionate champion for the residents of underinvested neighborhoods of Washington, DC and for the city she loved. We pledge to continue her life’s work.