In July 2018, LISC received a grant from the Citi Foundation to support the expansion of LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program model. This grant allows LISC to scale the BCO program in new and existing markets by making grants to eligible non-profit organizations.
The Citi Foundation has partnered with LISC for over 25 years and was the lead private funder in the national expansion of LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers. The Foundation’s mission is to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. The Foundation invests in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. Through Bridges to Career Opportunities, the Citi Foundation is expanding and building from its longtime work in economic mobility and employment for youth to address the diverse employment challenges faced by adults in communities across the United States. Since 2014, the Citi Foundation has invested over $90 million into youth employment programs. The Citi Foundation recognizes that it is not enough to connect individuals to jobs but that certain supplemental services are critical to help participants eventually advance to the next level in their careers.
For more information about the Citi Foundation, visit www.citifoundation.com.
How to build Bridge program - Instituto del Progreso Latino
Career Pathways Mapping Toolkit - Career Ladders Project
Other lesson plans in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Early Childhood Development, Hospitality/Culinary, IT and TDL can be requested from Women Employed.
On August 10, 2018, LISC released a Request for Proposals to existing Financial Opportunity Center/Bridges to Career Opportunities sites and select rural organizations.