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

Learn about our Poverty Crisis


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


Philadelphians are under enrolled for benefits

Learn about resources for those in need


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

Learn about the 5 key goals of the plan


Success represents nothing less than changed lives.

Learn about your role in Shared Prosperity



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Public Hearing: September 30, 4pm-6pm

Join the Commission on Universal Pre-Kindergarten for a public hearing on Tuesday September 30.The commission is committed to receiving feedback, recommendations, and insights from advocates, parents, providers, and engaged citizens regarding pre-kindergarten in Philadelphia. If you would like to participate, please email to register. MORE.

CEO Seeks New Benefits Referral Sites

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 enrollThe deadline to respond is October 2nd at 5:00 pm. MORE.


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Promise Zone ACT Mini Grant Application Now Available

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

Find a BenePhilly Center Near You!

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

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.

Combating Hunger During the Pope’s Visit

As part of the work of the Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative, CEO wants to get the word out about emergency meal resources for the Pope’s visit.  Find out more about:


Many soup kitchens have added additional meal times or are preparing more meals to serve the need.  Help us spread the word about the resources available for vulnerable individuals in Philadelphia.

2015 Meals and More Applications Now Open

The Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative is now accepting applications for new meal sites for its Meals and More Program. MORE.

New Job Opportunities – Apply Now!

CEO is seeking dynamic individuals to fill several open positions within the organization. We are currently hiring a Receptionist, Executive Secretary and AmeriCorps Promise Corps College and Career Ambassadors. For more information regarding these positions, please refer to the job descriptions here. MORE.

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

Message from the Mayor and CEO

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

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.