LISC AmeriCorps

In 1994 LISC began its sponsorship of an AmeriCorps program as an additional strategy to help community development corporations (CDCs) help themselves. LISC AmeriCorps is part of the National Service Network, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Members help promote volunteerism and civic engagement by encouraging neighbors to take active roles in helping to transform their communities.

LISC AmeriCorpsLISC AmeriCorps members help to develop affordable housing and provide home ownership counseling to prospective first-time low-income homebuyers. They also participate in community building activities in neighborhoods and with residents to form crime watches, neighborhood groups, tenants associations and collaborations between local service providers. Members work with youth to provide opportunities to participate in sports, other recreation programs and after school activities that include tutoring, homework assistance and reading enrichment for underachieving students.