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11.13.2017 -

LISC Announces Jumpstart Seed Grant Application

Philadelphia LISC announces a Jumpstart Seed Grant Competition to provide funding to help with planning and start-up costs to launch Jumpstart programs in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. Three neighborhood-based organizations will be awarded up to $5,000 each to help with program start-up costs. Grants will be made to organizations that demonstrate an understanding of the ...

From National LISC:

A Creative Approach to ‘Place’

Chris Walker, LISC’s director of research, explains how creative placemaking leverages the power of local artists, culture and history to create economic opportunity and improve their overall quality of life in urban and rural communities alike.

Esperanza begins redeveloping Roberto Clemente Middle School into affordable housing

On October 13th, Esperanza broke ground on the adaptive re-use of Roberto Clemente Middle School, which will become a mixed-use building with 38 affordable apartments. Philadelphia LISC provided Esperanza with a bridge loan to make the project happen.