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A New Home for the “Heart” of Latino Philadelphia

3.28.2017 - Taller Puertorriqueño is a steadfast cultural anchor in the Fairhill section of Philly, and a longtime LISC partner. An article in Next City narrates the group’s influential history and describes how its gorgeous new headquarters, funded in part by a $2.1 million loan from LISC, symbolize the organi [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest organizations in the country supporting projects to revitalize communities. These include more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs improving financial stability. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local groups to get this done. As a result, more than five million Americans live in stronger, thriving communities. See our reach as a national nonprofit and see how we work.

1982:
$10 million
invested
1989:
$100 million
invested
2006:
$1 billion
invested
Since 1980
$17.3 billion
total invested

$52 billion
total leveraged
When Police Are Problem Solvers

In the third installment of our #SafetyPartners blog series, criminologist Sean Varano describes the value of problem-oriented policing, and what a researcher can bring to the quest for safer neighborhoods. [...]

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