Helping neighbors build communities

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Spotlight

Oramenta Newsome’s legacy of paving many paths of opportunity for Washington residents will continue to motivate and inspire us as we carry on her work. This spring we will gather here in Washington, DC to share tributes and recollections and announce a memorial initiative that will be created in Oramenta’s honor. Check back here for updates.

 

We are LISC DC, the local office of the nation’s largest community development support organization, working in Washington, DC neighborhoods since 1982.

Our mission is to help neighborhood residents create healthy and sustainable places of choice and opportunity – good places to live, work, raise children and conduct business.

We mobilize corporate, philanthropic, individual donor and government resources and invest them into the projects, programs and initiatives that build on the assets and address the challenges of the neighborhoods in Washington, DC. We are a lender, donor, advocate, convener, facilitator, and technical assistance provider. Click here for more information on our impact by the numbers, and within neighborhoods.

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Our Work

We mobilize corporate, philanthropic, individual donor and government resources and invest them into the projects, programs and initiatives that build on the assets and address the challenges of the neighborhoods in Washington, DC. We are a lender, donor, advocate, convener, facilitator, and technical assistance provider.

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Our Impact

Our service area is the District of Columbia.  By providing loans, equity, grants, or technical support, we help local partners bring a range of improvements to their neighborhoods, including affordable housing, early learning and adult education,  arts, shopping and retail, and health. Click here for more information on our impact by the numbers, and within neighborhoods.

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Our Team

Established in 1982, the LISC DC program is a site of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and the largest community development support organization in the country. The LISC DC program has a 6-person staff and is supported by a Local Advisory Committee (LAC).