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2016 Annual Report

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

Don't call Kensington a 'Hellscape'

LISC's partners Impact, NKCDC, and Scattergood Foundation wrote this letter to the Inquirer, praising their recent articles touting the amazing work the librarians at McPherson Square do every day, but decrying the publication for describing McPherson as Needle Park and calling the neighborhood a “hellscape.” Such language, they write, perpetuates a story about Kensington ...

One block at a time: Building hope and creating safe passage in Kensington

The vacant lot across from Christy Hoffmann’s Kensington row home was recently transformed into a green oasis. Raised garden beds and saplings punctuate the cut grass. It was barely six months ago, Hoffmann remembers, when the lot was filled with drug users, trash, and disposed syringes...