Economic Justice

'Field of Interest' Archive

The Reinvestment Fund

Posted February 17, 2016

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) builds wealth and opportunity for low-wealth individuals and communities through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development. TRF is a national leader in the financing of neighborhood revitalization. TRF finances housing, community facilities, commercial real estate, healthy food retail, and energy. Internship opportunities are available with TRF; interested students should […]

One Less Foundation

Posted November 10, 2015

The One Less Foundation is dedicated to providing assistance, through financial education and one-on-one mentoring, to under-served individuals and families that allow them to gain the skills necessary to escape poverty. Services offered by the One Less Foundation includes financial literacy courses, a one-on-one mentoring program, and life coaching; volunteer opportunities are available in most […]

Entrepreneur Works

Posted November 10, 2015

Entrepreneur Works is a non-profit corporation that provides supportive services to entrepreneurs and small business owners to assist them in starting or better incorporating an existing business. With office locations in Philadelphia and Chester, PA, Entrepreneur Works provides a comprehensive array of financial and business development services including: small business and peer loans, business skills […]

Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Posted November 10, 2015

Incorporated in 1992, the mission of the Fair Housing Rights Center (FHRC) is to ensure equal access to housing opportunities for all people. To achieve this mission, the Center educates the public on fair housing laws, provides assistance to individuals who have experienced housing discrimination, monitors the community for compliance with applicable housing laws, and […]

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

Posted November 10, 2015

Mission: The mission of the Sustainable Business Network is to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region. The SBN of Greater Philadelphia accomplishes this by educating and growing a broad base of local, independent businesses and educating policymakers and the public. Service/Programs Offered: Initiatives include the Buy Local Philly campaign, […]

Next City

Posted November 10, 2015

Mission: Next City, formerly Next American City, is a non-profit media organization dedicated to connecting cities and informing the people who work to improve them, especially young emerging leaders. Services/Programs Provided: Next City provides daily coverage of public policy and current affairs from an urbanist perspective online at In addition to online journalism, the organization […]

Community Action Development Commission of Montgomery County (CADCOM)

Posted November 10, 2015

CADCOM provides a range of services and programs including: savings programs, volunteer income tax assistance (VITA), incubator programs for small businesses, food stamp enrollment, and homeless services.  Volunteers have the opportunity to serve in most of these areas. NOTE: Click here to learn more about LILAC|Civic Engagement’s partnership with CADCOM’s tax assistance program. Website: […]

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger (GPCAH)

Posted November 10, 2015

The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger (GPCAH) connects people to food assistance programs, nutrition education, and a network of food pantries while also educating the public and policymakers about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry. Volunteer opportunities include canvassing high-need neighborhoods to inform residents of the services available to them, advocating for policy […]


Posted November 10, 2015

Philabundance responds to the critical needs of the Delaware Valley by increasing access to emergency food for those who need it most. Philabundance also works to improve access to food assistance resources. Volunteer opportunities are available at the Philabundance’s Hunger Relief Center, Community Food Center, and Fresh For All program. Website: Facebook: Contact: 215-339-0900, […]

Lutheran Children and Family Service

Posted February 3, 2015

Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania commits itself to serve vulnerable children and families in community through culturally competent ministries of care, nurturing, shelter, advocacy, and counseling, including but not limited to foster care, adoption, family preservation, education, resettlement, housing and job development. Students can get involved with our refugee resettlement program, BOOST […]

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