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EDUCATION

Quality education is one of the main predictors of economic stability and well-being. We believe communities, investments, and businesses flourish when education is part of the equation.

$278

MILLION +

in charter school financing in low-income neighborhoods since 1997

$58

MILLION +

to help plan, build or refurbish nearly 225 early childhood facilities in underserved communities.

24,000

CHILDREN

ages 0-5 served

CHALLENGE

LISC believes educational opportunity opens the doors to future success. The achievement gap for low-income students and students of color extends to almost every measure of educational progress, including grade-level attainment, testing, and college enrollment and persistence. Low-income adults may not have the educational credentials to be able to take advantage of effective training programs.

OPPORTUNITY

We work to find opportunities that provide access to educational opportunities whether it’s thru advancing innovative education technologies or investing in housing with education services. We leverage our local expertise to find the optimal investment solution. 

We know access to early education is highly correlated with educational outcomes. When and where appropriate, charter schools can be a critical part of the education ecosystem. And we support innovative models for supporting integrated educational services in affordable housing.

IMPACT

​We invest in both businesses and real estate projects that improve access to or the quality of education across the US.

 

We Invest In:

  • Charter schools

  • Early education centers

  • Housing with educational services

  • Educational services and businesses

  • Educational technology companies

  • Businesses with free education/advancement training

  • Education-focused impact funds

LISC PORTFOLIO AT A GLANCE

HIGHLIGHTED PARTNERS

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LISC  |  1825 K Street NW  |  Suite 1100
Washington, DC  |  20006

strategicinvestments@lisc.org

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