The LISC/ESPN Home Court program today announced $150,000 in new grants to help organizations build or renovate quality basketball courts that contribute to the well-being of their surrounding communities. Grants will support efforts in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.
After four decades working across the country, LISC is putting down roots in Atlanta. It will be our 32nd local program and a vital step toward expanding our catalytic work throughout the South. Our initial investment in Atlanta will open three Financial Opportunity Centers to help local residents train for and find good jobs and build a more stable financial future. “Every community has talent” says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones, “and we want to make sure every resident has access to opportunities to fully participate in the growing economy.” Let’s get started!
LISC and State Farm expanded their long-time partnership this week with new funding to boost economic opportunities in 11 cities. "Millions of people are looking for opportunities to earn higher wages and build stronger futures for their families,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO. "Our partnership with State Farm is vital to advancing this important work.”
The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.
A new $3 million grant from Union Pacific will help underemployed people in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Tacoma build the skills they need to compete for good jobs and raise their standards of living. “Union Pacific is investing in American workers and an economic future based on quality jobs,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO.