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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Economic Security


Join Us for Shared Prosperity Philadelphia’s 3rd Annual Uniting to Fight Poverty Summit

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.

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.

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

Job Opportunity – Operational Services Manager

CEO is seeking a results-oriented professional to serve in our Operations department. MORE.

Financial Empowerment Program Manager Job Opening

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.

Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative Co-backbone Opportunity

The Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity is seeking an organization to serve as co-backbone for the Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative.  The co-backbone will help manage the work of the Collaborative and its collective impact approach to best serve individuals seeking emergency meals in congregate settings.  To learn more about the opportunity, click here.

Promise Zone Federal Grant Opportunities

View this month’s report outlining federal funding opportunities that are eligible for Promise Zone preference points. 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.

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