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 guided by Shared Prosperity Philadelphia, a plan to help Philadelphia’s low-income residents gain access to basic resources and opportunities to improve their economic security.

Our programs:

  • Offer education about unfair loans, budgeting, and how to reduce debt.
  • Protect more people from homelessness.
  • Work to bring  jobs to the City.
  • Offer training and employment services.
  • Connect residents to health insurance, food assistance, and tax credits.
  • Prepare children for success in school through early-learning programs.

We support other City agencies working on these goals. We also serve as the Community Action Agency (CAA) for the City of Philadelphia. As a CAA, CEO awards Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds to more than 20 programs that serve an estimated 40,000 residents each year.


1234 Market St.
16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Our programs


Mitch Little
Mitchell Little
Executive Director
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