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As a teenager, Da’Quan Wilson was homeless, sleeping in friends’ apartments, at relatives’ homes and even in a cemetery. Today, he works as a “Community Connector” with LISC Philadelphia partner People’s Emergency Center (PEC), reaching out to young people who may be undergoing the same sorts of challenges he once did. In the ...
Discover how LISC was a catalyst for change in 2016, working closely with organizations that have comprehensive neighborhood plans, led by residents and local partners working together. These plans helped guide LISC investments in: - Community-based Development - Healthy, Affordable Housing - Economic Development - Engaged Communities View the 2016 Annual Report
The Obama Administration announced announced a $6 million Promise Neighborhood award to West Philadelphia to fund a "cradle to career" plan to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth. The City of Philadelphia and Drexel University are leading the effort, working closely with LISC and other local nonprofits.