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.
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.
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 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
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.