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Making Sure Opportunity Zones Create Opportunity For All

An article in ImpactAlpha describes early efforts by community development groups, like LISC, and foundations to manage Opportunity Zone funds in a way that will maximize benefits for underinvested communities and the people who live and work there. These strategies deal head-on with the stated goal of the new tax legislation: to spur economic development ...

2017 Annual Report

Read our 2017 Annual Report to learn how LISC worked with residents and local partners to make Philadelphia neighborhoods better places to live, work, do business, and raise families. Highlights include: Lending and Impact Investments, Affordable, Healthy Housing, Economic Development, and Equitable Community Development.

From LISC Annual Report 2017:

Philadelphia

Helping Philadelphians find good job opportunities is a key component of Philadelphia LISC’s mission. To that end, in 2017 it provided a $1.2 million business loan to enable First Step Staffing to expand to Philadelphia. A nonprofit social enterprise based in Atlanta, First Step has a stellar track record in securing steady income ...