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PIDC is hoping to spur inclusive growth in Philly with those new Opportunity Zones method

Jan. 31, 2019 12:36 pm

PIDC is hoping to spur inclusive growth in Philly with those new Opportunity Zones

"With a strategic approach at the local level, Opportunity Zones can attract private investment to support and benefit — not displace — existing businesses, residents and neighborhoods."
NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work method

Jan. 29, 2019 2:13 pm

NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work

A two-year training project supported by the Kresge Foundation will help the Kensington nonprofit improve its housing counseling, economic development and community engagement services.
Inside Esperanza’s ‘asset-building’ development strategy in Hunting Park method

Jan. 7, 2019 4:38 pm

Inside Esperanza’s ‘asset-building’ development strategy in Hunting Park

"As Hispanic people," said President and CEO Rev. Luis Cortés, "we need to build institutions that we control.” Here's the ethos behind the North Philadelphia nonprofit's long-term community engagement strategy.
Place-Based Impact Investing 101: How local dollars can be deployed to benefit local communities funding

Jul. 17, 2018 10:00 am

Place-Based Impact Investing 101: How local dollars can be deployed to benefit local communities

Wharton Social Impact Initiative's Sherryl Kuhlman and Nick Ashburn on CDFIs, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and pay for success financing.
When developing Chester’s arts corridor, investments are local funding

Jun. 7, 2018 8:31 am

When developing Chester’s arts corridor, investments are local

Next City investigates one investment strategy for revitalizing the small city, which includes a program-related investment from the Barra Foundation.
5 ways employers can shrink Philly’s economic divide method

Feb. 21, 2018 7:21 am

5 ways employers can shrink Philly’s economic divide

"Today, I am encouraged by the seismic shift, a departure from a wagging finger about 'their' problem hurting 'us' to conversations about how the city’s issues are 'ours' to both own and address," writes Peirce College's Uva Coles.
How Invincible City Farms plans to bring jobs and fresh food to North Camden method

Dec. 22, 2017 12:18 pm

How Invincible City Farms plans to bring jobs and fresh food to North Camden

"I have a firm belief that if we stop overlooking the resources within the city and leverage them to address the needs, the city can work its way out of this problem," said the social enterprise's founder, Fredric Byarm.
These 9 businesses won free rent to revitalize Kensington’s commercial corridor results

Dec. 19, 2017 12:32 pm

These 9 businesses won free rent to revitalize Kensington’s commercial corridor

An audio production studio, artist incubator, vegan bakery and six more were the winners of Shift Capital's Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge.
Drexel’s Urban Innovation Fellows are tackling workforce development and public health people

Nov. 17, 2017 9:52 am

Drexel’s Urban Innovation Fellows are tackling workforce development and public health

The three inaugural fellows — Michael O'Bryan, Priya Mammen and Chris Spahr — will be working with Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation for the next three to six months.
The anti-gentrification community development model Jumpstart is expanding in Philly method

Nov. 6, 2017 8:26 am

The anti-gentrification community development model Jumpstart is expanding in Philly

Social impact real estate developer Ken Weinstein's program that helps aspiring developers and community leaders learn to fight blight got some help from LISC to reach beyond Germantown and Kensington.

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