Shared Prosperity 2016 Progress Report
Our 2016 Progress on Fighting Poverty.
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Join the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity for Shared Prosperity Philadelphia’s Third Annual Uniting to Fight Poverty Summit, themed Every Story Counts: Balancing the Power of Data and Narrative, and the release of our third progress report. Speakers include: Mayor James F. Kenney, Kathryn Edin, author of $2 a Day, and a presentation by the Office for Creative Research. REGISTER.
Philadelphia now has six BenePhilly Centers open across the city. 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. To get help setting up an appointment, call 844-848-4376. MORE
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.
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
With this plan, Philadelphia can draw upon a wealth of assets in our vibrant neighborhoods, nonprofit sector, businesses, philanthropic and research communities. We can make a difference. We invite all of you to take the next step with us. MORE
CEO is seeking an experienced, dynamic, committed individual with strong interpersonal skills and a passion for supporting people with low incomes as they build greater financial stability. MORE.
The City of Philadelphia’s Meals and More Fellowships offers an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate-level students to learn about and contribute to the City’s work in combating hunger. To learn more about the opportunity or to apply click here.
View this month’s report outlining federal funding opportunities that are eligible for Promise Zone preference points. MORE
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.