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Photos from Greater Newark LISC's most memorable moments of 2014.
Messsage from Michael Rubinger, LISC President & CEO
We live in a world where data drives understanding. And yet, we’ve been sorely lacking data when it comes to valuing comprehensive community development. We can easily describe projects and programs and talk at length about responsive plans and creative partnerships, but it has been difficult to quantify how these efforts all come together to drive fundamental, lasting change.
In short: Do people really live better in the places where LISC works? The answer is yes. In this first report to evaluate outcomes from our Building Sustainable Communities strategy, we focus on employment and incomes for residents in 63 low-income communities where we are investing. We found a clear correlation between increased LISC investments and improvements in income and employment. What’s more, we see a hopeful sense of resiliency in these places, as they hold their ground when faced with intense economic challenges that have decimated similar communities. Read more
Strong relationships between clients and financail coaches are central to the success of LISC's FInancial Opportunity Centers (FOC).
View slideshow: Financial Opportunity Cetner Clients Gain Ground
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