To provide opportunities for hundreds of underserved residents to join Philadelphia's growing apps development community
To improve Philadelphia's educational attainment rankings and workforce competitiveness by systematically re-enrolling college drop-outs through the launch of Graduate! Philadelphia (G!P)
To fuel the continued growth of Philadelphia as a heritage tourism destination by supporting the complete renovation of the Ben Franklin Underground Museum, thus creating a facility on a par with the best biographical museums in the world
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 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 support a program that will help Philadelphia harness and retain high-skilled immigrant talent by helping them establish their professional credentials in the U.S.
Breaking down community barriers with The Little Music Studio, a traveling playground for musicians.
Bringing people together to connect and engage in four Knight resident cities (San Jose, Detroit, West Palm Beach) with a musical swings installation that plays music when used and more complex melodies when people collaborate to use them together.
Increasing economic opportunity by using hip-hop to provide hands-on business training to members of low-income groups.
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