Jacqueline Burau has been the Director of Financial Opportunity at Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) since 2012. LISC is a national nonprofit that works to connect neighborhoods to the resources they need to become stronger and healthier. Burau directs and manages the LISC investment to support financial opportunity and workforce programs, including the network of 10 Centers for Working Families, which are neighborhood-based centers offering integrated services of career development and placement, financial coaching and credit-building, and income support access. Since 2000, Burau has honed her professional skills and has worked her way up through the ranks within the LISC organization.
Previously, Jacqueline managed the Michigan Neighborhood AmeriCorps Program, an initiative of the University of Michigan. She is certified by the National Development Council as both a Housing Development Financial Professional and an Economic Development Finance Professional. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources: Training and Development from Oakland University.
Jacqueline Burau is a member of the Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy Class of 2017, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.
The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.