What we do
The Office of Public Engagement (OPE) enhances community outreach and engagement in Philadelphia. We empower residents to connect and make City government accessible to all, ensuring everyone’s voice is heard.
Our office oversees:
- Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement
- Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women
- Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement
- Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs
OPE partners with the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, and other key offices to carry out our mission.
Our initiatives like the Black + Gold Series help foster cross-racial dialogue to promote mutual understanding between diverse communities in Philadelphia.
Sep23EventCivic Saturday PHL12:00 pm to 2:30 pmCity Hall CourtyardEvent
Civic Saturday PHLSeptember 23, 202312:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 3 hoursCity Hall Courtyardmap
A strong democracy depends on strong citizens and a strong civic culture to thrive. We are at a crossroads in a time when our democracy, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, civil rights and human rights are under siege.
Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women, the City Commissioner's Office, the Mayor's Office of Youth Engagement, the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women, the League of Women Voters and the Mayor's Internship Program for Civic Saturday Philadelphia when we celebrate civic engagement on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at City Hall Courtyard from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you plan to go:
- Hydrate or BYO--water will be provided
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Use sunscreen
Sign up here: bit.ly/CivicSaturdaysPHL
Sep27EventA Hope That Lights The Way Screening at Temple University5:00 pm to 8:00 pmEvent
A Hope That Lights The Way Screening at Temple UniversitySeptember 27, 20235:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 3 hours
Join us for a special screening of our new documentary, A Hope That Lights The Way, on September 27th at the Temple Performing Arts Center.
Along with the screening of the film, we'll engage with the filmmakers, featured community organization leaders, and the Temple Univerisity research team that made this film possible.
A Hope That Lights The Way is both a documentary and a community-based engagement process that uncovers and elevates the powerful stories of impact and success in overcoming the many challenges of gun violence.
The documentary features community leaders and organizations, or “Hope Dealers,” who are committed everyday to violence prevention and intervention initiatives. A Hope That Lights the Way shines a light on these community-based organizations from all over the City paving the way to a safer Philadelphia.
RSVP for the free event: bit.ly/TempleHTLW
Oct18EventGoal Setting6:00 pm to 7:30 pmVirtual