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.
in charter school financing in low-income neighborhoods since 1997
to help plan, build or refurbish nearly 225 early childhood facilities in underserved communities.
ages 0-5 served
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.
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.
We invest in both businesses and real estate projects that improve access to or the quality of education across the US.
We Invest In:
Early education centers
Housing with educational services
Educational services and businesses
Educational technology companies
Businesses with free education/advancement training
Education-focused impact funds