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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 ...
The award-winning Home Preservation Initiative (HPI) has been selected as one of 19 multi-sector partnerships to participate in the national BUILD Health Challenge. HPI provides home repairs to low-income, elderly, and disabled residents in West Philadelphia. BUILD provides an opportunity to engage new partners to reduce the burden of unhealthy housing on youth with asthma.
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