LISC National

About LISC Philadelphia

Founded in 1979, LISC is a national organization with a local focus, rooted in the belief that neighborhood leaders and organizations best understand the assets and needs of their communities. While leveraging our balance sheet and expertise, we act as an intermediary to local partners to providing access to resources while buidling capacity to generate inclusive and sustainable economic growth and neighborhood stability.

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 $482M (and leveraged over $1.5B) to build or preserve 8,765 affordable homes and develop 2.3M square feet of retail, community and educational space. 

Recent News & Stories

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These six organizations are improving their neighborhoods with help from Community Connectors

LISC Philadelphia’s Community Connectors Program and Institute trains residents who are employed by participating community-based organizations in North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia.

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We're hiring a Communications Intern!

LISC Philadelphia seeks an organized, energetic individual to join our community development team, as a Summer Communications Intern. The Intern will have a meaningful learning experience by developing communications and engagement skills such as writing, researching and event preparation, while gaining experience working with an established national nonprofit organization and the community development field.