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Nov. 17 Development on Tap focused on partnering for neighborhood workforce development

On Nov. 17, more than 75 attendees heard from Angie Carr-Klitzsch (CEO of EmployIndy), Tedd Grain (Deputy Director of LISC Indianapolis) and Michelle Beer (Director of Financial Stability at United Way of Central Indiana) at Development on Tap. The discussion focused on EmployIndy’s new strategic plan and partnership for neighborhood workforce development. Employers throughout Greater Indianapolis are experiencing growth, and, with growth, comes the promise of more jobs. Yet, many of these jobs require skills that some residents in our urban neighborhoods do not possess. EmployIndy, LISC Indianapolis and United Way of Central Indiana seek to bridge this skills gap to connect … Continued

USA Today: Suzanne Anarde of Rural LISC

Take the chance to read this opinion piece by Suzanne Anarde of Rural LISC about the value of manufactured housing. USA TODAY “The holidays are a time when many of us reflect on the meaning of home. But the fact is that not all homes are created, or valued, equally. Take the manufactured home, otherwise known as a mobile or trailer home. There is no American dwelling more disrespected. They’re derided as “tornado magnets,” and they serve as the butt of plenty of jokes and derogatory terms about low-income, rural people. For me, this gets personal. I grew up in manufactured housing, … Continued

The Big Value of Small Business

Investing in small businesses is key to fueling local economies and creating opportunity. LISC supports emerging entrepreneurs other lenders may deem too risky and, in the process, helps open doors for economic development, wealth building, social connection and creativity in communities across the country. In celebration of Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25), we’re taking a look at the big impact these investments make. Learn more here: http://www.lisc.org/our-stories/story/big-value-small-business

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