slide1

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

Learn about our Poverty Crisis

slide2

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

slide3

Philadelphians are under enrolled for benefits

Learn about resources for those in need

slide4

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

Learn about the 5 key goals of the plan

slide5

Success represents nothing less than changed lives.

Learn about your role in Shared Prosperity

THE GOALS

goal1-home

Jobs and Training

LEARN MORE

goal2-home

Access to Benefits

LEARN MORE

goal3-home

Early Learning

LEARN MORE

goal4-home

Housing Security

LEARN MORE

goal5-home

Economic Security

LEARN MORE

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.

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.

CEO Seeks Promise Corps Project Director

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

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.