To help transform neighborhoods by turning blacktop lots into art-laden skate parks
To advance universal access and digital literacy in Philadelphia by supporting the preparation of broadband stimulus funding applications by the Digital Philadelphia Broadband Initiative (DPBI)
To pilot the What it Takes e-mentoring program which uses software to help engage 50-100 professional African-American men as mentors to hundreds of black boys
Knight Foundation invests in community success by creating a system that finds, nurtures and replicates civic innovations built on robust civic engagement.
In Philadelphia we accomplish this through investments in opportunities for talented people who are innovators, problem solvers and agents of change.
Through funding in the arts, we seek the best ideas that inspire, inform, connect and create a sense of belonging in the city’s 365 neighborhoods.
From 2010 to 2013 we committed $9 million to the arts through Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. Our focus on attracting, retaining and harnessing talent over the next few years will work in a similar way to create an informed and engaged Philadelphia.
We invest in civic innovation at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place to enable our communities to succeed.
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Philadelphia Community Advisory Committee
• Marsha Perelman (chair)
• Elizabeth Dow
• Jordan Harris
• Anthony Ibarguen
• Greg Osberg
• Anthony Scirica