Offices & Initiatives

The commission seeks to bring positive visibility to people with disabilities. It was formally established by City Council to provide a forum for the disability community to express interest and opinions on city programs and services.More »
The commission brings opportunities and services to Philadelphia residents who are at least 55. Our focus is to improve the quality of life for older adults in Philadelphia and our services are free to both residents and employers.More »
The office supports and promotes arts, culture and the creative industries. We work to develop partnerships and coordinate efforts that weave arts, culture and creativity into the economic and social fabric of the City.More »
The office partners with other City entities and a range of public and private sector partners to strategically engage volunteers in ways that advance the well being of all Philadelphians, particularly in the areas of education, youth engagement, food security and community revitalization.More »
The office works to combat poverty in our city and to help Philadelphia’s low-income residents realize economic security.More »
The office builds networks for communication and collaboration between and among key partners, and identifies common ground on which all stakeholders including--K-12 schools, the business community, higher education and the nonprofit sector--can work collectively.More »
The office is the primary liaison between the Office of the Mayor and Philadelphia's diverse communities of faith and their leaders. We are committed to engaging faith organizations in the daily activities of City government. More »
The office works to increase the City’s capacity and capability to compete for federal, state and philanthropic sector grants and to manage grant dollars with integrity and transparency. We support City Departments by working with them to improve coordination and collaboration, to evaluate the effectiveness of grant-funded projects, and to assist with grant writing when appropriate.More »
Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs
The office ensures the well being of immigrants and other groups by providing access to city services; engaging stakeholders in develop economic resources, promoting civic participation, and assisting with educational opportunities and access for everyone.
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Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs
The office provides services and information to LGBT people through outreach and public education. We advise the Mayor and Philadelphia City government on the needs of LGBT residents and supports LGBT policy development, community outreach, public education, and capacity building.More »
The office uses Greenworks as its guide to coordinate more than 150 sustainability initiatives in the areas of energy, environment, equity, economy, and engagement. These initiatives help to improve the environment and quality of life for all Philadelphia residents.More »
MBK Philly (My Brother's Keeper)
The City of Philadelphia is participating in President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Challenge. My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is an initiative that is a coordinating and communicating vision to build and strengthen partnerships that tackle the opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. MBK focuses on reaching 6 milestones by building upon existing programs and initiatives that work. To learn more about the White House’s MBK Challenge and what Philadelphia is doing visit PhillyMBK’s website here.More »