What we do
The Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE) provides leadership to improve education in the City of Philadelphia.
To achieve this mission, MOE creates policies and programs to:
- Expand access to quality pre-K for Philadelphia families;
- Support students and residents through Community Schools;
- Facilitate collaboration and partnership among many stakeholders to strengthen the local education landscape; and
- Advance key educational policy.
We work with public and private partners to support local schools and make educational opportunities more accessible for all.
Quality Pre-K Strengthening the local network of early childhood education providers, and expanding quality pre-K seats in every section of the city.
Community Schools Working with the entire school community to identify pressing needs and bring resources directly into schools.
Aug12EventFresh For All Wednesdays12:30 pm to 1:30 pmResurgence Church, 1738 W Atlantic St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USAEvent
Fresh For All WednesdaysAugust 12, 202012:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 1 hourResurgence Church, 1738 W Atlantic St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USAmap
Aug19EventFresh For All Wednesdays12:30 pm to 1:30 pmResurgence Church, 1738 W Atlantic St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USAEvent
Fresh For All WednesdaysAugust 19, 202012:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 1 hourResurgence Church, 1738 W Atlantic St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USAmap
Aug22EventBack Pack and Resource Distribution at Logan Elmeentary12:00 pm to 4:00 pmLogan School, 1700 Lindley Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USAEvent
Back Pack and Resource Distribution at Logan ElmeentaryAugust 22, 202012:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4 hoursLogan School, 1700 Lindley Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USAmap
Stop by Logan for new school supplies, produce, hygiene products, and resources for new parents and caregivers!
Otis Hackney is the Chief Education Officer for the City of Philadelphia. In this role, Otis launched two major initiatives for Mayor Jim Kenney, including a City-funded quality pre-K program for 5,500 students a year, and an initiative to create 20 Community Schools in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. Otis also led the Administration’s effort to return the School District to local control through a mayoral-appointed Board of Education.
During Mayor Kenney’s second term, Otis is spearheading a new initiative to strengthen the partnership between the City and Community College of Philadelphia which will make post-secondary options attainable for more students. Otis follows the guiding principle that all children deserve high expectations with high support as well as great schools close to where they live.