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
BenePhilly Centers Launch
Six new BenePhilly Centers have opened across Philadelphia. 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.
For more see the press release from the event.
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.
Update on Health Care Reform
The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way for individuals, families and small businesses to get high-quality health coverage. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace began on October 1, 2013. The Marketplace can help if you don’t have coverage or want to look at other options.
With one Marketplace application, you can find out if you can get lower costs based on your income, compare your coverage options side-by-side, and enroll. MORE