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LISC Launches Four New Financial Opportunity Centers For Struggling San Diego Families At Oct. 28 Event

Centers offer proven package of financial literacy, employment services to help low-income residents stabilize their economic outlook

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

What:  The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is expanding its national network of Financial Opportunity Centers to help low-income San Diego residents build their net worth and net income through an integrated package services that includes financial counseling and long-term coaching, employment training and placement, and public benefits support.  

Four new local Centers are expected to serve 1,000 San Diego families thanks to a grant from the federal Social Innovation Fund and private funding from Citi Foundation, Bank of America, Walmart, San Diego Gas & Electric, and United Way of San Diego County.

When:       October 28, 2011

               11:30-1 p.m., including presentations and Center tour

Where:     Home Start Financial Opportunity Center

                404 Euclid Avenue,

                San Diego 92114

               (located inside the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation)

The new Home Start Financial Opportunity Center will be open for tours during the event.  The other new Centers include:

  • International Rescue Committee Financial Opportunity Center, focused on serving newly arrived refugees and other low-income residents in the City Heights neighborhood;
  • North County Lifeline Financial Opportunity Center, a partnership with Community HousingWorks for a new Center operated from the Crown Heights Community Resource Center in Oceanside; and
  • San Diego Housing Commission Financial Opportunity Center, which will be part of the Commission's centrally located Achievement Academy and serve low-income residents from across the city.

Media Contact:        Colleen Mulcahy

                                 LISC/NEF Communications

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