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Summary: Philadelphia LISC (PDF)

Quality schools are critical to healthy, sustainable communities. In West Philadelphia—one of LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities neighborhoods—we are creating partnerships that connect The Enterprise Center CDC with 15 neighborhood schools to improve the quality of public education through increased parent and community involvement, and expanded community resources.

LISC provided $88,000 in grants to support the Sustainable Communities Initiative-West education program, which includes 50 new internships at local businesses for area youth as well as training for 60 community members to serve as volunteer tutors each week in targeted schools. In addition, school-administered workshops are getting parents involved and offering guidance and innovative ideas for them to help their children improve their educational outlook. Improving neighborhoods are built on the success of our children, and Philadelphia LISC is supporting these efforts in and out of school.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $274,526,424
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 6,665 affordable homes and apartments
  • 1,505,059 square feet of retail and community space
  • $882,205,928 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $15,107,269
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 96 affordable homes and apartments
  • 12,580 square feet of retail and community space
  • $30,423,850 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • Bank of America
  • Citi Foundation
  • Citizens Bank
  • James E. Hartling
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
  • Living Cities
  • The Panaphil Foundation
  • The William Penn Foundation
  • PNC Bank
  • PNC Foundation
  • Sovereign Bank (acquired by Banco Santander, S.A.)
  • State Farm
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • The Uphill Foundation
  • The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation

Public Sector Support

  • City of Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development