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About our Philadelphia Strategy

We strive to make Philadelphia the city where talent thrives. We are working to retain the region’s young and immigrant talent by building and strengthening their networks and their social capital, particularly in comeback neighborhoods. Our approach is to invest in efforts that connect them to the community by:

·      Opening doors to economic and leadership opportunities.

·      Building and strengthening their social and professional networks.

·      Increasing their civic engagement and strengthening their connections to their neighbors and neighborhoods.

We are also collaborating with other foundations to reinvent Philadelphia’s civic commons, those places such as parks, libraries, community centers and schoolyards where people of different backgrounds can come together and strengthen their city.

If you’re interested in our arts program, learn more about our arts strategy.


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We invest in civic innovators who help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of engagement.


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Philadelphia Community Advisory Committee

• Marsha Perelman (chair)
• Elizabeth Dow
• Jordan Harris
• Anthony Ibarguen
• Greg Osberg
• Anthony Scirica