To highlight the new cultural and economic vision for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by catalyzing the growth of the Philadelphia Book Festival
To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
To move the needle on Philadelphia's college graduate retention rate by fostering a coordinated, regional approach to student recruitment, engagement, and career placement
For the "Ready To Learn" program
To support 8-80 Cities in producing a nationwide convening and international trip to facilitate the formation of a civic innovation network among leaders in Knight communities, learning how to execute place-based solutions, attract and support talent and foster opportunity.
To support a program that increases engagement and transparency in government by asking top developers and designers to become CFA fellows, giving a year of service in city governments, including two Knight communities
To premier 'GPS Intersect/Open Air,' a project by internationally renowned new media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer that will transform the Philadelphia night sky into an array of lights through searchlight voice activation via mobile devices
To launch and pilot the Leadership and Sustainability Institute which will help support and sustain at least 30 Knight grantees working in the Black Male Achievement field
To prove that social enterprises can operate at a large scale in the United States and can have a significant impact on moving people out of poverty by funding the roll-out of New Foundry Social Ventures (formerly Rubicon National Social Innovation/RNSI)) work in San Jose and Philadelphia
For enhancement of community engagement programming through the creation of a new Camden-based play that will be researched and performed with community participation
To fund Steven Johnson as a speaker and thought partner, together with an online resource connected to his Fall '14 PBS/BBC series, 'How We Got to Now' which will explore how leaders and communities create places that foster innovation and support talent.
To create a radical new vision for Camden by developing and presenting to the governor of New Jersey a plan for reconnecting the city to its most valuable asset, the Delaware River waterfront