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.
Programs we support
Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and ReconciliationBuilding a more equitable city for all Philadelphians.
West Philadelphia Promise ZoneWorking in partnership to improve affordable housing, economic opportunities, quality education, health and wellness, and public safety.
The Child Tax Credit is a credit given to families with children. The American Rescue Plan increased the credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of six and from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under the age of six. Learn more about this new credit.