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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.


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.


Jumpstart Southwest, Philadelphia

outhwest Community Development Corporation is pleased to announce a new program designed to stimulate residential housing development and neighborhood revitalization and create wealth and employment opportunities for residents of Southwest Philadelphia.   

Don't See Your Neighborhood?

1. Learn the 7 Jumpsteps of real estate development

To learn the Jumpstart approach, use the Jumpstart Training materials.

2. start a jumpstart program in your neighborhood

To find out if a Jumpstart Program is feasible in your neighborhood, we've created an entire section of the site just for you, including a 36-page Jumpstart “How to” Guide. Then you might be ready to reach out to a local Community Development Corporation, neighborhood nonprofit, or developer to gauge their interest.

3. Ask questions

Have specific questions? Fill out the form to contact Ken Weinstein, founder of Jumpstart Germantown. 

4. offer support to a jumpstart neighborhood

To offer support, financially or in-kind, complete this form.