Shared Prosperity/Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

Established by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in 2013, the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) coordinates the city’s anti-poverty strategy, Shared Prosperity Philadelphia, which aims to boost the impact of agencies and organizations working to reduce poverty by connecting and strengthening their efforts.  CEO’s five key strategies include:  1) creating jobs and workforce opportunities; 2) expanding access to public benefits and services; 3) ensuring children have early learning opportunities; 4) improving housing security and affordability; and 5) fostering economic security and asset building.  In 2017, CEO’s achievements included connecting 10,718 people to more than $10.5 million in benefits, launching a matched family savings account program, and helping hundreds of Philadelphians open safe, affordable bank accounts.

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