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LIIF’s support for the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools is enabling the high-performing charter management organization to build a new campus for two schools. At full capacity, the schools will educate 1,000 students and employ 70 staff members. This project and LIIF’s investment were part of a feature on the Create Jobs for USA campaign.

In November 2011, Starbucks partnered with Opportunity Finance Network to launch the Create Jobs for USA Initiative. LIIF was one of the first CDFIs to receive a grant from the Create Jobs for USA Fund, which has helped LIIF and other CDFIs create and sustain jobs in underserved communities throughout the U.S. To date, the initiative has raised more than $7 million through donations and the sale of Create Jobs for USA wristbands at Starbucks stores.