- Who We Are
- What We Do
Why LISC? As convener, investor, and thought-leader, Greater Kansas City LISC has produced meaningful outcomes and removed systemic barriers to building thriving communities. Check out the 2014-2016 Impact Report and see how LISC has made a difference for nearly 80,000 residents in Kansas City over the past three years. See the report HERE.
On October 11th at the Scottish Rite Temple, it’s time again to celebrate the great work community leaders and organizations are making to revitalize our city’s neighborhoods. Take this opportunity now to nominate an organization that demonstrates long-standing commitment to our community, a project that contributes to the well-being of our community, or an individual or youth leader who is championing change in his/her community (or all of the above!).
Many training programs that lead to high-paying jobs require applicants test at 10th grade reading and math levels. But what about those individuals whose test scores fall short of the minimum requirement? Well finally there’s a solution. Thanks to a $3 million grant from Union Pacific, LISC will begin offering specialized instruction in four U.S. cities to help qualified candidates bridge into high-wage training programs.
When Kei-Lisha Thomas, a single mother of four, moved into Hawthorne Place Apartments in Independence, Missouri, she was working low-paying fast food jobs and had no clear idea of how to stabilize her family’s finances or build a satisfying career.
Greater Kansas City LISC partners with residents and stakeholders to coordinate and invest resources that grow community pride and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities. We accomplish this by fostering partnerships, leveraging investments, creating systemic changes and transforming the environment.