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The Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) is pleased to announce the launch of it’s Promise Zone: Achieving Capacity Together (ACT) Mini- Grant Program. This program provides grants ranging from $500-$2,500. MORE
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:
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CEO is seeking community-based organizations with the capacity to identify low-income Philadelphia residents who are eligible for benefits, and connect them to a larger system of support to help them enroll. The deadline to respond is October 2nd at 5:00 pm. MORE.
As part of ongoing support of the West Philadelphia Promise Zone, CEO is looking for an experienced project director to lead the launch of a college and career readiness initiative at five West Philadelphia schools called the Promise Corps program. MORE
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
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.