Community Wise

Amy Gillman

If we want pre-K for all, we need to build pre-K for all

By Amy Gillman
National Program Director

Political leaders are pledging to make pre-K accessible to all families and nearly three in four Americans support major investment in early childhood learning — we are a long way, though, from acting on what we say we value. More[+]

Michael Rubinger

Michael Rubinger, LISC President & CEO

CEO of LISC to step down in 2016

Michael Rubinger, a lifelong leader in community development who has served as president and CEO of LISC for 17 years, announced that he will resign from his post as of June 2016. Under Rubinger’s guidance, LISC’s investment to revive low-income communities has grown steadily to nearly $1 billion a year. The LISC board will begin a search for his successor in the coming months. More[+]...

LISC celebrates 25 years in RI with one Gov, two Sens and $25 million investment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, LISC and local activists celebrate a healthy future for Brockton

A silver anniversary calls for a blow-out, and RI LISC delivered this week, packing the state house with political leaders and announcing a pledge of $25 million in investments over the next year. Gov. Gina Raimondo said the funding will “supercharge” the state’s economic comeback and Sen. Jack Reed called the funding, which will go toward affordable housing, education and economic development projects, an “extraordinary contribution.” More[+]...

LISC on Lifetime TV: "It's never too late to take control of your finances"

LISC on Lifetime TV

In a segment devoted to empowering women to take the reins of their financial lives, Lifetime TV's Balancing Act highlighted our own program director Seung Kim, our partner, MetLife Foundation, and the work of a LISC-backed Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) in Chicago. Kim encouraged viewers to write out their money goals and avail themselves of financial coaches for budgeting and credit-building help. More[+]...