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What’s the future of the Shared Prosperity anti-poverty plan? purpose

Jul. 29, 2015 11:53 am

What’s the future of the Shared Prosperity anti-poverty plan?

As Mayor Nutter nears the end of his second term, his administration’s token anti-poverty agenda plans for the long-run. The Shared Prosperity Plan was released in July 2013 and has served as a framework for how the City addresses poverty. It set hard goals for increasing employment, housing security and access to public benefits. The […]
Shared Prosperity Roundtable Looks at Making Public Benefits Work for Families in Transition people

Dec. 16, 2014 12:29 pm

Shared Prosperity Roundtable Looks at Making Public Benefits Work for Families in Transition

Shared Prosperity, the city’s cross-sector initiative to reduce poverty, held one of its periodic round table discussions last Friday, December 12. The discussions bring experts and members of the community into the same room to talk about problems and solutions surrounding poverty. “What we try and do at each round table is to take an […]
Measure, Plan, Engage: Philadelphia’s Agendas for the Future purpose

Aug. 6, 2014 2:06 pm

Measure, Plan, Engage: Philadelphia’s Agendas for the Future

What will Philadelphia look like in five years, 10 years, 20 years? In recent years, a mix of private and public sector organizations have developed their own long-term agendas to try and answer this question. High-profile examples include the Economy League’s World Class Greater Philadelphia (started in 2009) and the Philadelphia 2035 Comprehensive Plan (adopted in […]
BenePhilly Centers, at Six Locations Across City, Help Philadelphians Access Key Benefits purpose

Aug. 5, 2014 1:01 pm

BenePhilly Centers, at Six Locations Across City, Help Philadelphians Access Key Benefits

To help low-income Philadelphians maximize their access to federal, state and local benefits, the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity (CEO) recently led the effort to open six BenePhilly Centers, housed at nonprofits across the city. The initiative is a component of the citywide plan to fight poverty, Shared Prosperity Philadelphia, which was rolled […]
HUD Renews Grants for Local Homeless Programs people

Apr. 24, 2014 2:05 pm

HUD Renews Grants for Local Homeless Programs

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers billions of dollars in federal funds each year to local organizations for homeless services and housing. Homeless services in Philadelphia, as in much of the country, are organized into a Continuum of Care, which coordinates services across multiple organizations and government agencies and at various levels […]
The Breakdown: A Look at Cross-Sector Collaboration people

Feb. 24, 2014 1:59 pm

The Breakdown: A Look at Cross-Sector Collaboration

In this series, we focus on the bigger picture of social impact in Greater Philadelphia. We take a look at the connections between organizations, analyze business models, and provide high-level context to the big issues facing our leaders. This first installment is all about collaborations — who’s working together and who’s finding success.  To call in […]