Jumpstart Germantown, Philadelphia
Jumpstart Germantown, first pioneered by Philly Office Retail in 2015, offers a popular Training Program, an active Developers' Network, and a well used Loan Program.
JUMPSTART KENSINGTON, PHILADELPHIA
In 2016, two Kensington nonprofit community organizations—Impact Services and New Kensington CDC—and a for-profit impact developer—Shift Capital—discussed how to replicate Jumpstart in their neighborhood. Team members from all three organizations went through the Jumpstart Germantown Training Program, along with five pilot participants from Kensington, and put together a strategic plan for expanding the program to the residents of Kensington.
One of the pilot participants has already identified a house and is acquiring funding from Impact Services and the Reinvestment Fund for his first project. The three organizations look to launch the program officially in 2018.