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9.18.2017 -

School for low-income children readies for a home of its own

Philadelphia LISC is helping finance Community Partnership School's new home, which will transform a blighted and vacant building in Strawberry Mansion neighborhood into a state-of-the-art school.

Philadelphia 76ers Visits John F. Hartranft School

LISC is collaborating with the Sixers Youth Foundation, The City and The Village of Arts and Humanities to renovate the Hartranft recreational center basketball courts in LISC’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Eastern North neighborhood. The partnership came into being in 2016 when the SYF approached LISC for strategic guidance on making investments in the City.

Don't call Kensington a 'Hellscape'

LISC's partners Impact, NKCDC, and Scattergood Foundation wrote this letter to the Inquirer, praising their recent articles touting the amazing work the librarians at McPherson Square do every day, but decrying the publication for describing McPherson as Needle Park and calling the neighborhood a “hellscape.” Such language, they write, perpetuates a story about Kensington ...