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Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

Promoting a more equitable Philadelphia where all residents can share in the city's prosperous future.

Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

What we do

The Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) is the Community Action Agency (CAA) for Philadelphia. As a CAA since 1964, our agency has a unique role in promoting racial equity, greater financial stability, and self-sufficiency for the city’s most vulnerable populations. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all Philadelphians can share in the city’s prosperous future, regardless of race or where they were born.

We advocate for, invest in, and hold gatherings around programs, policies, and initiatives that advance:

  • Benefits access.
  • Financial empowerment.
  • Housing security.
  • Workforce development.

As a CAA, our agency awards grant funding to organizations that serve thousands of Philadelphians each year. We also support and coordinate with other City agencies and institutions with similar goals.

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Address
1617 JFK Blvd.
Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email ceoinfo@phila.gov
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Events

  • Mar
    4
    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Open House #1
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA, Innovation Lab 16th Floor

    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Open House #1

    March 4, 2024
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 3 hours
    1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA, Innovation Lab 16th Floor
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    Please join us to learn more about the Serve Philadelphia VISTA program and how you can apply! The first hour will be a presentation on the program with time for individuals to ask questions. The following 2 hours there will be accessible computers to use for those that wish to apply after attending. We hope to see you there!

    You must RSVP to access the event: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/H5doTc0YwEm8Pu8KF0kEaw2
  • Mar
    20
    Civic Engagement Academy - The City's Annual Budget
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Civic Engagement Academy - The City's Annual Budget

    March 20, 2024
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Virtual - Zoom
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    Join us at our monthly Civic Engagement Academy learning series.

    Learn about how the City’s Annual Budget works, where funds come from, and how decisions are made about how money is spent. This will be presented by the Education, Engagement, and Impact Unit within the City’s Budget Office

    Register online at https://bit.ly/CEATrainings
  • Mar
    21
    Volunteer Retention
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Volunteer Retention

    March 21, 2024
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Virtual - Zoom
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    This training will highlight best practices to center volunteer retention, from the start when planning through follow up.

    RSVP at https://bit.ly/VSPtrainings
  • Mar
    27
    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Open House #2 (Virtual)
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Zoom

    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Open House #2 (Virtual)

    March 27, 2024
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
    Zoom
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    Please join us to learn more about the Serve Philadelphia VISTA program and how you can apply! The first hour will be a presentation on the program with time for individuals to ask questions. The following 2 hours there will time to ask questions and schedule time to talk with someone if you would like further information or assistance with applying!

    RSVP to get the zoom link: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/H5doTc0YwEm8Pu8KF0kEaw2
  • Apr
    17
    Leading a Community Meeting
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual

    Leading a Community Meeting

    April 17, 2024
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Virtual
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    Join us for our monthly Civic Engagement Academy Learning Series. 

     

    This month we'll be covering Leading a Community Meeting. Come and learn how to host/ lead a successful meeting and manage conflict.

     

    RSVP at https://bit.ly/CEATrainings

  • Apr
    18
    Volunteer Support Learning Series Networking Hour
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Volunteer Support Learning Series Networking Hour

    April 18, 2024
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Virtual - Zoom
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    This networking hour is for people who work to engage, recruit, and manage volunteers.  We will open space to discuss challenges, seek insight, offer feedback, and get to know others doing similar work to support volunteers.

    Register online at https://bit.ly/VSPtrainings
  • Apr
    23
    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps Open House #3
    9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA Innovation Lab, 16th floor

    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps Open House #3

    April 23, 2024
    9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 3 hours
    1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA Innovation Lab, 16th floor
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    Please join us to learn more about the Serve Philadelphia VISTA program and how you can apply! The first hour will be a presentation on the program with time for individuals to ask questions. The following 2 hours there will be accessible computers to use for those that wish to apply after attending. We hope to see you there!

    RSVP to access the event: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/H5doTc0YwEm8Pu8KF0kEaw2
  • May
    15
    CEA-Data and Evaluation
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual

    CEA-Data and Evaluation

    May 15, 2024
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Virtual
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    Join us in our monthly Civic Engagement Academy learning series. 

    This month we'll be discussing data and evaluation.
    Learn how to develop numeric metrics for tracking and measuring the impact of your work.

    Register for this virtual learning series at https://bit.ly/CEATrainings
  • May
    16
    Volunteer Support Learning Series: Telling your Story through data
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Volunteer Support Learning Series: Telling your Story through data

    May 16, 2024
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Virtual - Zoom
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    Join us at our monthly Volunteer Support Learning Series.

    In this training, we'll discuss how we use quantitative and qualitative data to tell a story about the work we do.

    RSVP at https://bit.ly/VSPtrainings

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