LISC Toledo – The Uniters

The Uniters is a video series that features United Way community partners

United Way fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties.

“54% of individuals served by LISC were able to increase net income by an average of nearly $900/month “

The next partner, I visited was Local Initiatives Support Corporation or better known as LISC Toledo.

United Way works with LISC in a variety of ways. One program that United Way supports is the Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC). I met with Shaulonda Jones, assistant program officer, and we talked about how the FOCs are helping families improve their financial situations and achieve key outcomes!

The Uniters is a video series that highlights United Way’s community partners and their work in the community. Moreover, all partners who are featured have applied for United Way funding during the most recent community grant process. They were selected with the help of 28 community reviewers.

About LISC Toledo

LISC Toledo is one of 37 offices nationwide. Locally they concentrate on improving residents’ quality of life through a holistic approach encompassing investments in programs to build family assets, affordable housing, small business, and more.

Meanwhile, LISC also manages the AmeriCorps and the VITA program, which provides free tax preparation for community members.

Make sure to follow LISC Toledo on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. To get connected with a FOC, call 2-1-1. View the current United Way of Greater Toledo investment sheet here.


Jon Dorcely is the Manager of Outreach & Engagement for United Way of Greater Toledo and the host of The Uniters video series! He currently manages United Way of Greater Toledo’s social media platforms, website and email communications. If you have any questions about The Uniters please email