Mon, 25 November 2013
Lisa Wise is a social worker and nonprofit administrator with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of human services and community development.
Lisa currently serves as Executive Director of Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc. in Decatur, Georgia. The agency provides housing and social services for homeless families, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families, and employment and training for individuals with little or no work experience.
Since she took the helm in 1992, Initiative has grown from one house and one homeless family to a multi-faceted agency that improves and strengthens the lives of homeless and low-income women, children and families through affordable housing, enhanced life skills and employment.
Providing employment was the motivation behind Initiative’s re:loom project, a program that helps homeless adults transition into a life of stability. Re:loom employs and empowers homeless and low-income individuals through weaving beautiful, one-of-a-kind products out of donated upcycled materials.
Recently, Lisa and the re:loom employment program were chosen by Sara Blakely and Spanx as the Fall 2013 Leg Up winner which acknowledges female entrepreneurs and their businesses/products.
Direct download: 11-25-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Lisa_Wise_podcast.mp3
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