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Bringing our mission to life – partnerships that build communities and improve lives

Stories of the relentless work done to improve urban communities often go untold – but at Philadelphia LISC, we take every opportunity to highlight the wonderful things happening in the communities where we work.

Learn what’s happening in our Sustainable Communities and other Philadelphia neighborhoods by reading our stories.

Latest stories...

2017 Creative Placemaking Grants - Expression of Interest Guidelines & Application

"Hecho En" Showcases Artists in Norris Square

Uniting South Kensington through Art and Culture at the American Street Feast

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

LISC Supports Philadelphia’s Commercial Corridors

Community Connectors are ready to roll via Indego

2015 Annual Report

Comprehensive Community Development and Culture: Creative Collaborations in Philadelphia & Pittsburgh

New LISC grants will support residents and entrepreneurs in Eastern North Philadelphia

Highlights from 2015: Collaboration, Engagement, Impact

LISC grants $139,000 to support Fair Future Strategy in West Philadelphia

Philadelphia LISC expands to Kensington

Welcome to the food buying club

LISC grants $205,000 for Creative Placemaking projects

A grand reopening in Fishtown, thanks to LISC support

A second chance for ex-offenders [VIDEO]

In Eastern North Philadelphia, Creativity is Key to Revitalization

Request for Proposals: West Philadelphia Fair Future Strategy Grants

Walnut Hill to Unveil Updated Neighborhood Plan

Skills Initiative helps ex-offenders gain skills for a new career, featured in The Philly Voice

RFP: West Philadelphia Creative Placemaing Grants

RFP: Eastern North Philadelphia Sustainable Communities Implementation Grants

Neighbors celebrate shared vision for McKinley Schoolyard

Safe Commercial Corridor Information Session: SafeGrowth for the 21st Century

LISC and partners host Fair Future Summit, launch strategy

Bring it home: Philadelphia LISC 2014 Annual Report

RFA: West Philadelphia Community Capacity Building Grants

Fair Future Summit - Unveiling a West Philadelphia Equitable Development Strategy

Summer LISC AmeriCorps Members Available - Apply Now

Philly LISC seeks Senior Program Officer - Economic Opportunity | Apply by 4/30

Food and Opportunity for Generations

Building a Client Retention Strategy

Mt. Airy USA wins Knight Cities Challenge

Films capture SPACES artists at the Village reenergizing North Philly

How to Influence Your Corridor’s Retail Mix - LISC & PACDC training

A Dream Grows in Mantua: The story of a West Philly neighborhood's transformation

Text surveying for community engagement: LISC partners with Textizen

Community engagement: Why and How? LISC & PACDC training on community engagement strategies

Volunteers paint glow-in-the-dark mural on Kensington Ave commercial corridor

Community safety through design and collaboration - Training at PECO on December 4th

Community Connectors build community bulletin board on Lancaster Avenue

Community Health Worker Symposium at Temple University

In North Philadelphia, Community Organizing is Path to Better Health

A rowhome becomes a music studio, a park becomes a restaurant

Block Build repairs 20 homes in Eastern North Philadelphia

How Philadelphia Can Go From Blight To Bright

LISC-led collaboration to expand home preservation

AmeriCorps Members Make City-Wide Impact in 2013-2014

Upcoming training on partnerships in health & community development

Philadelphia LISC announces search for new Program Officer

Fiesta on 5th 2014 Celebrates Business & Community in Hunting Park

Bicycle Coalition examines LISC's "culture of biking"

LISC’s creative placemaking partners recognized as ArtPlace finalists

LISC staff and AmeriCorps clean lots in Eastern North for Day of Service

Now Hiring - Philly LISC seeks Community Development Interns

The Eastern North Philadelphia story, in videos

Helping homeowners in Mantua preserve their homes and improve their neighborhood

Make more Paseo Verdes possible - Preserve Housing and New Markets Tax Credits!

Philadelphia one of six finalists for $30 million HUD CHOICE grant

Leveraging the arts to lift and transform

Philadelphia's Paseo Verde featured on the cover of LISC's Transit Oriented Development report

LISC partner APM is a finalist in Philly DoGooder Video Awards

Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic praises Paseo Verde for finding "a better way"

Philly LISC Provides Seed Grants to Support Creativity & Innovation in Eastern North Philadelphia

Watch Philly LISC & APM video, help us win Philly DoGooder Award - vote daily!

Compass, Connector, Catalyst: Re-Imagining 8th and Berks

LISC partners with National Park Service and Mantua residents to create a community trail

LISC and Drexel: Collaborating for Quality Education and Equitable Development

LISC kicks off AmeriCorps in Philadelphia

Leading the Way

LISC President shares Eastern North Philly success with US President

Leveling the playing field

LISC Helps Restore North Philadelphia’s “Neighborhood Field”

uGO returns! Free outdoor fitness and health education come to West Philadelphia

“Report Card” highlights challenges, celebrates accomplishments in Eastern North

Music Inspires Healthy Eating at the Fairhill Square Park Farmers’ Market

All Aboard! The Neighborhood Renaissance Tour

Drexel School of Public Health hosts a seminar on LISC’s “Healthy Communities Initiative”

Mantua celebrates HUD Choice Transformation Plan completion

New Plan Envisions an “Urban Remix” at 46th and Market

LISC Joins the NFL and Enon Coulter CDC in the Blessing of its new Athletic Field

Mantua Transformation Plan unveiled to the community

Camden High breaks ground on new athletic field thanks to NFL & LISC

New LISC Postcard Features Karabots Pediatric Care Center

LISC, APM staff volunteer for annual Philly Cleanup

Restoring hope, one home and one block at a time

Pioneering LISC New Markets Tax Credit investment will help Project HOME end chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia

Next City hosts “Crafting Corridors” day of knowledge sharing

Ending homelessness in Philadelphia

From down and out to newly hired: How Mirabel Ortiz found financial hope through APM’s Financial Opportunity Center

Upgrades on “The Strip”: Persistence and collaboration behind the scenes bring changes to 52nd Street

Corridors Connect program empowers Business Associations to “make own destiny”

Building a community of leaders – all ages welcome

Curbing crime by revitalizing Rainbow de Colores park

What is the key to a food secure Mantua? The patience, persistence, and hard work of an organized neighborhood.

New Food Hub Makes Fresh Food Affordable in West Philly