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LISC + Ally Financial = A New Alliance to Boost Entrepreneurs and Homeowners

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 ...

Community Connectors Institute Celebration

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.

Kensington Lending Partnership Launches $5 Million Neighborhood Initiative

(Philadelphia, PA): This morning, the newly formed Kensington Lending Partnership formally launched a significant funding source focused on small business and mixed-use real estate development, housing improvements, and affordable homeownership in the heart of Kensington. The Partnership, comprised of four Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), includes Community First Fund, FINANTA, Impact Services Corp’s Impact ...