Since its founding in 1979, LISC has worked to improve the lives of children and families through a number of national programs focused on housing, child care, safety, and education. The Community Investment Collaboration for Kids (CICK) is an ongoing program established by LISC over 15 years ago to ensure that children in low-income neighborhoods have access to early childhood education.
CICK provides financing to design, build, and improve early childhood centers in urban and rural areas throughout the country. Since it was launched, CICK has assisted in the development of 165 new facilities, which currently serve more than 18,000 kids. The program has also generated $210 million for the continued support of the centers it has helped build.