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LISC kicks off AmeriCorps in Philadelphia

October 18, 2013

AmeriCorps members serving with Philadelphia LISC and its community development partners completed their orientation to AmeriCorps today at the Center for Architecture. Philadelphia LISC was awarded 16 AmeriCorps member slots in 2013-14, the second highest number of AmeriCorps members of any LISC office in the country.

LISC Philly AmeriCorps Group cropped

AmeriCorps members and their supervisors completed orientation today. This photo was also submitted to Philly Photo Day 2013!

AmeriCorps allows LISC to build the capacity of organizations in our Sustainable Communities areas (West Philadelphia and Eastern North Philadelphia); strengthen partnerships with organizations outside of these neighborhoods; and reinforce LISC’s core priorities in comprehensive neighborhood revitalization: resident engagement, income and wealth (Financial Opportunity Centers), health, safety, and commercial corridor revitalization. This is the first year Philadelphia has participated in the LISC AmeriCorps program.

Over the course of 10 months, these corps members will help thousands of residents access jobs and increase their financial bottom line, connect to quality affordable housing, and participate in comprehensive neighborhood revitalization efforts. We’re excited to work with these members over the next 10 months to fulfill the AmeriCorps motto and GET THINGS DONE!

Here’s a list of our AmeriCorps Partner Organizations:

  • Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM)
  • Community Design Collaborative
  • Congreso
  • Health Promotion Council
  • Impact Services
  • Lutheran Settlement House
  • Mt. Vernon Manor / We Are Mantua!
  • People’s Emergency Center
  • Project H.O.M.E.
  • The Enterprise Center

Now, meet our 2013-14 AmeriCorps Members!

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