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28 out of every 100 Philadelphians live in poverty. 11 are children.

Learn about our Poverty Crisis

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The first few years are critical to a child’s future, but many don’t get the start they need.

Learn about key strategies for improving early childhood development

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Philadelphians are under enrolled for benefits

Learn about resources for those in need

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To change our future, Philadelphia must implement a comprehensive strategy.

Learn about the 5 key goals of the plan

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Success represents nothing less than changed lives.

Learn about your role in Shared Prosperity

THE GOALS

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Jobs and Training

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Access to Benefits

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Early Learning

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Housing Security

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Economic Security

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West Philadelphia Promise Zone

In January 2014, West Philadelphia was one of three cities designated as a “Promise Zone” by the Federal government. The Promise Zones Initiative is a plan to revitalize distressed communities by partnering with local organizations and businesses to create jobs, reduce poverty, expand educational opportunities, increase access to affordable housing, and improve public safety. To learn more about the West Philadelphia Promise Zone, please visit:

For updates about the initiative, please visit our News section.

What is Shared Prosperity?

Shared Prosperity is our vision for Philadelphia — a city that collaborates and works together to fight poverty.  It means we share responsibility to find a better, more coordinated approach. And we share the benefits of a collective impact that results from our efforts.  Learn more about our approach

BenePhilly Centers Launch

Six new BenePhilly Centers have opened across Philadelphia. These center provide screening low-income Philadelphia residents for federal, state, and local benefits and services for which they are eligible, and assist those individuals with successfully applying. This work is part of CEO’s efforts to increase participation of eligible residents in key income supports, and is a critical strategy in the implementation of Shared Prosperity Philadelphia.

For more see the press release from the event.

What’s your Role?

How can you participate in the Shared Prosperity Plan?

Shared Prosperity Philadelphia asks all Philadelphians to find a role – to be part of a shared plan that calls on every citizen to recognize that we have a real crisis.  What can you do to help fight poverty? Make a commitment to get involved and sign on.

Update on Health Care Reform

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way for individuals, families and small businesses to get high-quality health coverage. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace began on October 1, 2013. The Marketplace can help if you don’t have coverage or want to look at other options.

With one Marketplace application, you can find out if you can get lower costs based on your income, compare your coverage options side-by-side, and enroll. MORE