The Mayor's Commission on Literacy works to equip all adults in Philadelphia with the education and work-ready skills they need to qualify for family-sustaining employment and post-secondary training.
The Philadelphia Information Locator System (PhILS) is a cooperative initiative between the Philadelphia Department of Records and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Funded by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Libraries, PhILS will provide access to information about City government. PhILS will help users of government information determine what information is available on a particular topic or from a particular source, where that information is located, and how to access the information
Revolutionizing the way you get information from your City government. 311 is the only number you need to call when you need information or help from the City of Philadelphia.
The Veterans Advisory Commission proactively serves the veterans of our city providing them with the information they need regarding all benefits, social services and counseling they are entitled to.
Working to increase public will for public education. We create partnerships to support improved educational outcomes for children and adults. We advocate for parents, young people and schools.
Working with individuals, schools, community and faith-based organizations and businesses to provide mentors, resources and advocacy for in-school, after school and summer programs.
Working to motivate more youth, adults and current college students in Philadelphia to pursue and complete college. Helping students realize that Philadelphia is the ideal city to earn a college degree and to live in while pursuing a rewarding career.
Targeting neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia that are plagued by chronic crime and quality of life problems that require a coordinated, multi-agency and community response.
Representing Philadelphia’s youth in public hearings and gives testimony that reflects the youth perspective. We work with the city, non-profits, community organizations, and private entities to develop strategies to improve the lives of Philadelphia’s youth.
Offering you one of the country's most extensive collections - more than 6 million items, ranging from books and magazines to art, music, film, ebooks and other media. In addition, you can enjoy the richness and depth of our special collections.
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Focusing on supporting the City's thriving cultural and creative sector, and sharing stories of the people and products that drive its growth.
Promoting the wellbeing of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.
Providing a high-quality education that prepares, ensures, and empowers all students to achieve their full intellectual and social potential in order to become lifelong learners and productive members of society. The School District of Philadelphia, is committed to making our schools great because our students, their families, and the community deserve our very best. The District seeks school leaders, teachers and instructional support professionals who have a passion for working with students, schools, and communities and who are committed to ensuring all students achieve.
Responsible for guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia.
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