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Kensington Lending Partnership Launches $5 Million Neighborhood Initiative

(Philadelphia, PA): This morning, the newly formed Kensington Lending Partnership formally launched a significant funding source focused on small business and mixed-use real estate development, housing improvements, and affordable homeownership in the heart of Kensington. The Partnership, comprised of four Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), includes Community First Fund, FINANTA, Impact Services Corp’s Impact ...

Philadelphia Community Organization Receives Funding Through The Citi Foundation And LISC To Help Train Workers For Growing Job Sectors

The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced new funding through the Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative (Bridges) to help connect unemployed and underemployed people in Philadelphia to quality jobs in growth industries. The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund has been awarded $170,000 and technical support to provide services that ...

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Citi Foundation Makes Historic $10M Grant to Build the Talent of American Workers

One of the most powerful ways to spur economic opportunity is to bridge the skills gap facing millions of people across the country. That’s why Citi Foundation is making the single largest private investment in LISC’s “Bridges to Career Opportunities” program to equip unemployed and underemployed individuals with industry-specific skills for living wage ...