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INITIATIVES
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when people come together

INITIATIVES

We expand opportunity by investing in new initiatives and bold partnerships.

Now, more than ever, your support helps us identify and invest in mission-critical ideas, people, and organizations.

All so that more children can read at grade level, more people can grow their financial assets, and more families can buy their first homes.    

Together, we can bring forth new ideas, emerging leaders and proven initiatives to multiply impact across our region.

 

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United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will bring together civic leaders and experts focused on reducing poverty.
When families rise out of poverty, we all rise.
- Mayor John Kenney

Poverty in Philadelphia

The facts and figures show the alarming reality of poverty in Philadelphia. Your support can change this.   

1 in 4

Philadelphians are in poverty 

35.6%

of Philadelphians in poverty are under 18 

25%

of Philadelphians live on less than $26,000 a year

11%

of Philadelphians live in deep poverty on less than $13,000 a year