Workforce Fellow

Jennifer McClain


Senior Director of Economic Opportunity, Wealth Building and Leadership Development LISC

As Senior Director, Economic Opportunity, Wealth Building and Leadership at LISC Chicago, Jennifer fosters leadership and deploys strong project management skills to help her colleagues and external partners achieve their goals. In her role at LISC Chicago, she leads the strategy, funding and programming for their work in individual economic opportunity including the network of Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs). FOCs are neighborhood-based centers that offer career development and placement, financial coaching, digital skills training, credit building and income support access. Jennifer holds a BS in computer science from Dillard University and a joint MBA-MPA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a graduate of the Allstate Foundation Executive Leadership Program in partnership with Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and achieved an Executive Scholar certificate in Nonprofit Management from Kellogg. She is also a member of Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunity Fellows Network and an alumna of the Black Women Leading ‚Ñ¢ program.