Ensure that children enter school prepared to learn and expand opportunities for year-round learning.
Expand access to public benefits and essential services.
Focus job creation and workforce development efforts on adults with the greatest barriers to employment
Strengthen economic security and asset building.
Increase housing security and affordability
Working to combat poverty in our city, help Philadelphia’s low-income residents realize economic security, and move into the middle class.
Learn more about the Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity's recent projects and activities.
Mayor Nutter issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of a strategic plan to address the effects of poverty on the fabric of life in Philadelphia.