LISC knows that healthy, sustainable communities are made up of people who have living wage jobs and feel confident about their economic futures.
To get there, residents need the skills to advance along the path of employment and manage their money well. That’s why we invest in helping people tackle all the facets of financial life—earning a steady paycheck, budgeting, building good credit and saving for education and retirement.
Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs)
FOCs are career and personal finance service centers that help low- to moderate-income people build smart money habits and focus on the financial bottom line. LISC has a network of 80 FOCs across the country that are embedded in local community organizations.
Job Training & Placement Services
These enable workers to secure new and higher-paying employment—jobs that meet monthly living expenses and open the door to advancement.
Financial Coaching & Education
We offer one-on-one financial counseling, Twin Accounts and other low-cost financial products that help build credit, savings and assets. Clients also take budgeting and money management classes.
FOCs also connect people with income supports such as food stamps, utilities assistance, affordable health insurance and vouchers for transportation and work apparel.