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Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

Helping to reduce poverty by addressing economic and housing security, job growth, early education, and access to benefits.

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, 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.


1234 Market St.
16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email ceoinfo@phila.gov

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