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



Jobs and Training



Access to Benefits



Early Learning



Housing Security



Economic Security


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 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

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

Promise Zone Job Creation Act of 2014

On Friday June 20th, United States Senator Bob Casey joined the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, representatives from the community, and other stakeholders that have been working together to address the needs of communities within the West Philadelphia Promise Zone for an exciting announcement the Promise Zone Job Creation Act. 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.