New Grant for Financial Opportunity Centers

As part of intensified efforts to help jobless Americans gain employment in specialized industries, seven Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) in Chicago have been selected to receive sub-grants from LISC through the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). These grants are targeted to implement contextualized bridge programs and integrated employment, financial, and income supports services under the Bridges to Career Opportunities program model.

The centers being awarded sub-grants are the Center for Changing Lives, Central States SER, Instituto del Progresso Latino, Jane Addams Resource Corporation, Metropolitan Family Services, North Lawndale Employment Center, and the Preservation of Affordable Housing.

Representatives from the seven Chicago FOCs that are receiving new grants through the Social Innovation Fund.

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