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Atlanta-based First Step Staffing Expands into Philadelphia with LISC Support

LISC provided a $1.2 million business loan to enable nonprofit First Step Staffing to acquire a Philadelphia staffing firm. In Philadelphia, FSS will provide 750 jobs and supportive services to homeless, returning citizens, and veterans looking to reenter the workforce. LISC’s loan is part of a total of $4.85 million in CDFI ...

The Village of Arts & Humanities awarded $500K ArtPlace Grant

ArtPlace America announced that The Village has been chosen from nearly a thousand applications to receive $500k funding through its 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund. LISC has provided support of The Village's arts-based community development work for nearly five years. This grant is a huge win for the Village, the Fairhill-Hartranft community, and for ...

From National LISC:
9.19.2017 -

CDFI Fund Fuels Economic Opportunity

LISC will seed a new small business development fund and spur healthy food-related enterprises with this week's award from the federal Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The funding will help support entrepreneurs, create jobs, expand local incomes and reduce blight in low-income areas.