The Department of Commerce is seeking project proposals that identify and accelerate innovative, evidence-informed approaches to supporting un- and under-employed Philadelphians prepare for and connect to sustainable career pathways that pay a living wage. Proposals must be able to be implemented and evaluated for impact over the calendar year.
Applicants must describe how they will intentionally identify, elevate, and address the specific challenges Black, brown, and other historically disadvantaged Philadelphia residents face when preparing for and entering the workforce.
- Learn more, including how to apply, here.
- View full timeline available in document below with key dates before submitting final proposal by December 18, 2023 at 5 p.m.
- Questions? Contact Talent.Development@Phila.Gov
November 27th, 2023
On Tuesday, November 28th, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) will remove the installation that went up in Clark Park on October 28th, 2023. The date of the removal, originally scheduled for Monday, November 27th, was extended due to the holiday weekend.
The memorial in Clark Park has remained on public property for more than 15 days and now exceeds PPR’s policy regarding temporary memorials and displays. The City realizes that temporary memorials and displays in public spaces are often a response to a sensitive situation, and seeks to be respectful in any action taken with regard to the placement, relocation, or removal of such displays. PPR has been unable to contact the organization and/or individuals responsible for this display to discuss the removal. Individuals or organizations claiming responsibility for the display may retrieve any content from the display prior to its removal by PPR.
PPR and the City of Philadelphia are committed to the consideration of and care for every community in our region that may be experiencing pain and trauma due to the conflict in the Middle East. The City offers support and resources to help anyone struggling in the face of these events. We encourage local residents who are in need of support amidst the current violence in Israel and Gaza to make use of the City and partner resources available to them.
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City Council has created a special fund for Philadelphia homeowners whose real estate tax bills have increased significantly. If your Real Estate Tax bill increased by 50% or more, you may qualify for a one-time credit of up to $500. The credit will either pay a balance on your property taxes or will be added to your City of Philadelphia Real Estate Tax account as a credit for future years. The deadline to apply is January 31, at 5 p.m.
To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
- Live within the City of Philadelphia;
- Be the legal owner of the property and live the property as a primary residence;
- Property tax bill has increased by 50% or more between the 2022 and 2023 tax assessments; and
- Household income must be at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI).
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The Philadelphia Department of Human Services is committed to supporting the placement stability of children and youth in the foster care and the juvenile justice systems. As part of this commitment, DHS regularly releases job announcements on the main phila.gov/jobs webpage to support our hiring efforts. Please either apply for an open position or sign up for job alerts. Please share these announcements with your networks.
You can also review this jobs booklet to learn more about working at DHS.
|Class Code||Class Title||Starting Salary||Application Link|
|5A05||Social Work Services Trainee (General) (Bilingual)||$44,467||Application link.|
|5A07||Social Work Services Manager 2 (General) (Bilingual)||$58,316||Application link.|
|5B21||Juvenile Detention Counselor Trainee (General)||$47,319||Sign up for job alerts.|
|5B23||Juvenile Detention Counselor 2 (General)||$52,898||Sign up for job alerts.|
Nov18EventChristmas Village in PhiladelphiaAll DayJFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Christmas Village in PhiladelphiaNovember 18, 2023All DayJFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmap
LOVE Park transforms into an open-air European marketplace during the annual free-to-explore, pay-as-you-go Christmas Village. More than 100 vendors set up shop in wooden huts offering a selection of local and international gifts, including Käthe Wohlfahrt ornaments, accessories and wintry apparel.
Nov23EventMacy’s Christmas Light ShowAll DayMacy's, 1300 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAEvent
Macy’s Christmas Light ShowNovember 23, 2023All DayMacy's, 1300 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAmapMacy's Christmas Light Show
The Grand Court in the National Historic Landmark Wanamaker Building has hosted the iconic Christmas Light Show since 1956. Macy’s continues this quintessential holiday tradition in 2023 with daily displays.
Nov24EventIndependence Blue Cross RiverRink WinterfestAll Day101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAEvent
Independence Blue Cross RiverRink WinterfestNovember 24, 2023All Day101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAmapFor 30 years, Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest has been Philadelphia's favorite winter tradition on the Delaware River Waterfront, inviting visitors for a chance to indulge in flights of fancy under thousands of sparkling lights in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River.
Nov24EventHoliday Garden Railway and Nighttime ExpressAll DayMorris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USAEvent
Holiday Garden Railway and Nighttime ExpressNovember 24, 2023All DayMorris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USAmapMake your holiday even more magical with a visit to the Holiday Garden Railway, as it is transformed for the season with thousands of twinkling lights! See the enchanting rail cars in a festive wonderland of lights and sounds, a marvelous experience for visitors of all ages.
Nov16EventWinter in Franklin SquareAll DayFranklin Square, 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAEvent
Winter in Franklin SquareNovember 16, 2023All DayFranklin Square, 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAmapFranklin Square transforms into a winter wonderland starting November 16! Enjoy dazzling Electrical Spectacle Light Shows presented by PECO, Chilly Philly Mini Golf, Street Curling, and delicious seasonal bites and cocktails from the Ben On the Rocks heated tent!