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Financial Opportunities

Building financial opportunities for Chicago families may begin with a job, but it doesn’t end there. LISC's 10 Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) each year connect 12,000 residents to career development, financial coaching, digital-skills training, credit building, and income supports.

Download a 2016 data summary for Chicago's FOC network.

For more information about FOCs, contact Jennifer McClain.

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LISC Receives $2M from AmeriCorps, Places 240 Volunteers
For the 2011-2012 service year, the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) awarded LISC a national grant for more than $2 million to support 240 member positions and help 15 local…
CWFs Help Get Chicagoans on Their Feet
LISC/Chicago’s network of Centers for Working Families (CWF) is serving more people than ever before as demand increases in response to a turbulent economy.
CWFs Step Up in Hard Times
With neighborhoods and families struggling through the economic crisis, it’s no surprise that LISC/Chicago’s Centers for Working Families (CWFs) are busier than ever.
Lower-Income Filers Receive Free Tax Prep
Low-income filers receive free tax prep.
Tax Refunds Soon to Flow Across City
Low- to moderate-income tax filers in 10 LISC New Communities Program neighborhoods and six other Chicago neighborhoods have begun taking advantage of free tax preparation services.
CWFs Will Expand to 13 Chicago Neighborhoods
CWFs will expand to 13 Chicago neighborhoods.

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