To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.
To engage Philadelphia audiences with 'INVISIBLE RIVER 2015' - a site-specific interactive dance performance held on and along the banks of the Schuylkill River.
To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
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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Philadelphia Community Advisory Committee
• Marsha Perelman (chair)
• Elizabeth Dow
• Jordan Harris
• Anthony Ibarguen
• Greg Osberg
• Anthony Scirica