The Philadelphia Equity Alliance (the “Alliance”) drives equitable, inclusive, and resilient economic growth in Philadelphia. By partnering with businesses, labor, clergy, civic organizations and governments, the Alliance advances solutions that help close the racial wealth gap by growing minority-owned businesses, increasing and improving minority employment and pushing for pay equity.
The Philadelphia Equity Alliance also works to achieve health equity, reduce gun violence, improve educational opportunities, promote the Black and Latinx arts and entertainment community, and ensure government programs prioritize equity and inclusivity.
The Philadelphia Alliance mission is to make Philadelphia the most inclusive and equitable big city in America. Our 2021 initiatives include:
Support and accelerate programs that reduce gun violence through strategic intervention with at-risk adults and youth, training and developing prevention teams, better leveraging social services and creating employment opportunities.
Advance the recovery and growth of existing Black and brown enterprises and support Black and brown startups by developing a well coordinated ecosystem that provides capital and offers operating support for businesses throughout their life cycles.
Support the school district in the creation of a 21st-century system of education that ensures successful student outcomes, including modernizing school infrastructure and preparing future-ready students.
Convene the region’s health systems to research and develop a joint approach to deploying modern strategies that will improve health outcomes in Black and brown communities.
The SMG gathers regularly to discuss pressing issues in Philadelphia and ways in which the individual members can contribute to positioning Philadelphia as the most inclusive and equitable big city in America.
Members of this collaborative volunteer for project teams to advance the Philadelphia Equity Alliance’s efforts in each of the defined areas of focus. This first-of-a-kind approach rapidly connects leaders who might not otherwise come together to share their expertise and resources to advance transformative outcomes.