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
To weave the arts into people’s everyday lives by curating a formalized performing arts series at Reading Terminal Market
To expand access to broadband technology and digital literacy training beyond physical library walls in Philadelphia
In Philadelphia, Knight works to engage both the city’s vibrant arts community and millennial talent while enhancing the city's information infrastructure.
Knight invests in talented millennials as innovators, problem solvers and agents of change. We enhance the city's information infrastructure by ensuring digital literacy and inclusion for all as a way to help Philadelphia cement its role as a knowledge economy leader.
Through funding in the arts, Knight seeks the best ideas that inspire, inform, connect and create a sense of belonging and caring in the city’s 365 neighborhoods.
From 2010 - 2013 we committed $9 million to the arts through Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia, a community-wide contest to fund the best arts ideas. Our focus on strengthening millennial talent retention and information infrastructure over the next few years, will similarly work to create a truly informed and engaged Philadelphia.
To help sustain healthy communities in a democracy, we aim to increase the ability of individuals to engage in change.
Trabian Shorters on our strategy
Philadelphia Community Advisory Committee
• Marsha Perelman (chair)
• Elizabeth Dow
• Jordan Harris
• Anthony Ibarguen
• Greg Osberg
• Anthony Scirica