To invest in five civic assets in neighborhoods surrounding and near Center City Philadelphia, support collaboration among those assets and fund experiments to understand the ways such assets can deliver more value by working together while fostering talent, opportunity and engagement.
For Code for America's work focused on rewiring government to better engage with citizens using innovative technology solutions
To engage Philadelphia youth with 'Cool Jobs' - a three-day career expo that will introduce at-risk teens to local artists and real careers they can attain in the creative economy.
To supplement and existing donor-advised fund
To tap into the unrealized potential of black men as catalysts for positive community engagement by growing the BMe Network from 3,000 to 30,000 inspired black men and their friends over the next three years.
For Connect2Compete, a national public-private coalition to make Internet services, equipment and training affordable and compelling for low-income families, with a focus on Knight communities
To support the expansion of this Miami-based mentoring program into four Knight communities: Philadelphia, Detroit, Charlotte and Palm Beach
To construct the Knight Early Learning Research Academy in Camden, offering a collection of model services for improving early childhood education, raising the possibility the Academy will set the standard for early childhood education in New Jersey.
To create momentum for a set of initiatives that transform the Benjamin Franklin Parkway into a destination cultural campus by supporting the physical expansion of one of the Parkway's signature institutions
To create a new standard practice in Philadelphia for transitioning ex-offenders to the workplace by launching the Sheltered Workshop Initiative
To accelerate the transformation of the Ben Franklin Parkway into a world-class, pedestrian-oriented cultural campus through coordinated, extensive public space investments
To create, test and release open-source software that links databases to allow citizens of a large city to learn (and act on) civic information about their neighborhood or block