• Challenge: Safe and
    affordable housing is
    difficult to maintain in the
    face of poverty
    Families and individuals living in poverty or
    who are working poor, face many barriers
    in being able to secure and maintain housing
    and take steps toward economic security.
    Without budgeting, job skills and home
    ownership assistance, these individuals and
    families risk remaining in difficult situations
    with little hope of attaining one of life’s
    most basic needs - financial empowerment.
    response: providing programs to help
    families achieve financial stability
    HUMAN SERVICES | COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT | centers for working families

Upcoming Deadlines

Fall 2014

Letter of Intent
Submission Deadline
Monday, June 2

Invitation Deadline
Wednesday, June 18

Submission Deadline
Wednesday July 9

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Human Services  |  Community Development

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Centers for Working Families (CWF) are neighborhood-based centers that provide services to help clients achieve financial stability through financial planning, employment and income support programs. The CWFs are operated by community-based organizations with the help of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago. LISC Chicago and partner organizations have been building the CWF network for nearly ten years and have 12 sites with one slated to open in 2013. LISC began the CWF network in order to develop key neighborhood portals for residents to access employment and training opportunities and build financial wealth. Each CWF site has developed a team of experts that specialize in workforce development, financial counseling and benefits assistance. Any neighborhood resident can enter a CWF site and have a personal team of specialists to help him or her develop and implement a career plan and a financial plan.

Develops neighborhood hubs for employment and training opportunities