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LISC is dedicated to helping residents transform distressed neighborhoods into sustainable communities that are good places to work, do business, and raise children. We do this by leveraging resources, galvanizing partners and serving as a conduit for community change.

 

Newark Resident Leadership Academy Graduation Ceremony

On June 11th, Greater Newark LISC and the participants of the Newark Resident Leadership Academy (NRLA) celebrated the successful completion of the 2015 –2016 NRLA program.

The Newark Resident Leadership Academy is a six-month training program that develops the leadership skills of local residents so that they can be active agents of change their neighborhoods. Approximately 40 people took part in the 2015-2016 program. They were selected through a rigorous application process and live in the following neighborhoods: Lower Broadway, Ironbound, Vailsburg, Clinton Hill, Fairmount, and Dayton.

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New Treatment for Financial Health in Newark

LISC Newark recently opened two new Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) to help low-income residents get the skills and savvy they need to stabilize their household finances. In a city where nearly 40 percent of households earn less than $25,000 per year, the FOCs will offer specialized training for jobs in local industries, financial coaching, credit-building tools, and assistance accessing public benefits.

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Greater Newark LISC is searching for a Program Officer to manage a variety of LISC's local program activities. 

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LISC National 2015 Annual Report

2015 was A Year to Remember. Our Annual Report shares the results of our work across the country.

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