What we do
The Office of Public Engagement (OPE) improves the City’s community outreach and engagement efforts. We work to make City government accessible to all Philadelphians and to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.
Our office oversees:
- Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement
- Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service
- Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women
- Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement
- Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs
OPE also collaborates with the following commissions within the Office of Immigrant Affairs:
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Jun17EventReJUNEvenation: A Juneteenth Cultural Celebration Pop-Up12:00 pm to 1:30 pmEvent
ReJUNEvenation: A Juneteenth Cultural Celebration Pop-UpJune 17, 202112:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 2 hoursJoin the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy present ‘ReJUNEvenation: A Juneteenth Cultural Celebration Pop-Up’. In honor of Juneteenth, and as an engagement under the Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation initiative, this celebratory lunchtime event will feature a multi-genre percussion ensemble, Sistahs Laying Down Hands..with Love and friends, as well as poetry, storytelling and other musical performances. Come out to Love Park for this free, interactive, inclusive, and artistic presentation in response to a renewed commitment to the process of rejuvenation, reconciliation, and resilience.
Jun17EventVolunteer Support Program: Engaging and Managing Volunteers2:00 pm to 3:30 pmVirtual - ZoomEvent
Volunteer Support Program: Engaging and Managing VolunteersJune 17, 20212:00 pm to 3:30 pm, 2 hoursVirtual - Zoommap
This one-hour training will discuss best practices for managing volunteers. We'll focus on setting everyone up for success through clear expectations, consistent communication, effective organization, and positive engagement.
If you're able, stay on for an optional 30 minute networking opportunity with other attendees. Bring your volunteer management successes/challenges to share/solve with others doing similar work.Register to attend at https://bit.ly/VSPjune2021
After registering, you can expect to receive an email from the event organizer.
Jun19EventBrothas Stroll: Walk for Black Men's Health11:00 am to 3:00 pmEnon Tabernacle Baptist Church (east), 2800 W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150, USAEvent
Brothas Stroll: Walk for Black Men's HealthJune 19, 202111:00 am to 3:00 pm, 4 hoursEnon Tabernacle Baptist Church (east), 2800 W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150, USAmapJoinOBME for our 3rd Annual Brothas Stroll Health Walk in the Cedarbrook section ofPhiladelphia to bring Black males, their families, and community together. Andwhat better way to bring everyone together then by having a Brothas Stroll andalso hosting a COMMUNITY DAY where we will have games, music, and more.
Join us on Saturday, June 19thfrom 11am-3pm.