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Together with residents and partners, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, do business and raise families. Acting as an intermediary, LISC advances resident-led solutions, to support local economies creating safe, affordable places to live, work and go to school.
In Philadelphia, LISC is a champion for equitable community change--working alongside partners to enhance neighborhoods and improve the lives of residents. To maximize impact, LISC leverages corporate, government, and philanthropic resources. To date LISC Philadelphia has invested $435M (and leveraged $1.5B) to build or preserve 8,500 affordable homes and develop 2.3M square feet of retail, community and educational space.
A new $3 million grant from Ally Financial will help fuel homeownership and small businesses in four cities, including Philadelphia-advancing LISC’s work to support a broadly shared prosperity. “There is incredible talent in our communities,” said LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones, commenting on the importance of the Ally partnership. “The job to be done is to match that talent with incredible opportunity.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Superfund Task Force Group recently visited LISC Philadelphia's community partner, Overbrook Environmental Education Center, which sits on the site of a former quarry. The goal of the group’s visit was to develop recommendations for the EPA on how best to transform brownfield sites.
On Tuesday, November 19, Councilmember-elect Jamie Gauthier served as the Keynote Speaker at the Community Connectors Institute Celebration at the The Discovery Center in East Fairmount Park. The celebration honored 30 diverse Philadelphians, who completed a six-week intensive Connectors Institute.