The Problem

Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate among the ten largest cities in the U.S.

The Promise

A city-wide movement to have 100,000 fewer people experiencing poverty by 2025.

  • 1. Philadelphia, PA
  • 2. Houston, TX
  • 3. Chicago, IL
  • 4. Dallas, TX
  • 5. Los Angeles, CA
350k
Close to 25% of our population live below the poverty line
32%
of Philadelphia children live in poverty
The Pledge

Meet the Promise.

To be successful it’s going to take a citywide effort. We ask that you stand with us and meet The Promise of Philadelphia.

A promise is nothing without a plan to keep it.

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We hold these truths
to be unacceptable —

I recognize that more than 350,000 of our neighbors are living below the poverty line. I also understand that poverty is not a choice, but a legacy.

Philadelphia was built on the promise of equality, equity, and opportunity. Yet generation after generation we fall short. Now is the time we keep that promise – to our city and to each other.

As a proud city filled with heart and grit, we can do this. We can choose to end this vicious cycle here and now.

Together, we can foster stability for those in financial crisis. Together, we can advance access to jobs and opportunities. Together, we can build a future where all individuals thrive.

I support The Promise’s efforts to mobilize our communities and deliver the resources needed to help 100,000 of us rise above.

We can make our city better for all of us. The time to keep that promise is now.

I PLEDGE to support the promise for a better Philadelphia.

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The Signees
Tamarrah Phillips
Dayen Hall
Christopher Diem
Suzana Olivo
donna higgins
Corey Bell
Kenneth Weiss
Daniel Lewis
Jackie Camp
MOHAMED MUSTAFA
Alan Cohn
Nellie Orn
Twila Kessler
cornelius brady
Chrissy Kind
Marcia Ruberg
Carol Neilson
Annette Mattei
Loree Jones
Nicole Baptiste
Patricia Blumenauer
Stefanie Seldin
Donnique Bell
Essma Bengabsia
Jamie DeAngelis
Stephanie Koch
Andrew Slade
Ann Marie Healy
Tamsen Sharpless
Barbra Pignatelli
David Cardy
Katherine ONeill
Sara Blumenthal
Rachel Zimmerman
Freysa Aberdeen
Sara Evazynajad
Chrissy Kind
Nancy Urbschat
Bill Golderer
Cornella Cardwell
Keith Blackwell
Roszita Carpenter
Joe NEILEY
Joanne Mahoney
Ingrid Jauss
Patricia McCoy
Rochelle Walker
Taylor Savaresr
michaella labrum
Yasin Rivers
John Simolike
Lovetta Graham
Mary Moragne
LARRY MORAGNE
Zuleyka Rodriguez-Perez
Sonia Santa
Veronica Kull
Levi Jones Jr
Anne Petela
Howard Paul Richardson, Jr.
Martin Welch
Savannah Washington
Paul Dale
Jessika Brock
Beriozka Marquez
Thomas Savage
Anthony Nelson
Anita Martinez
Paul Dunbar
Paul Dunbar
PEARLENE Dunbar
Michael Maher
Jenny Greenberg
roberto lopez
Marlene Dublinsky
Herman Nyamunga
John Binion
Mary Holloway
Kimberly Braxton
Natasha Hart
Nathan Grace
Rhonda Ingram
Edan Lichtenstein
David Shen
Jennifer Diehl-Berman
Qiana Wright
Steve Rudolph
Dominic Sampson
Monique Gaillard
Bailey Harris
Ivy Olesh
Marcia L Blackwell
Dave Channing
Marcia L Blackwell
kirsten king
Emily Schapira
Mikecia Witherspoon
Lawrence Liberti
Mary Morrison
Anthony Henriquez
Steve Linchuk
Annette Halpin
Shauna Dhoble
Anthony Sanna
Javier Suarez
virginia gehshan
Meg Devereux
Elaine Terry
Nancy Komada
Taryn Vanaskie
Sarah Robbins
Lisa Washington
Maureen Anastasi
Caroline Turner
Elizabeth Friesen
Paige Yoder
Christopher Diem
Dave Coleman
Felicia Williams
Chris Andrade
Richard Temple
Alicia Atkinson
Jessica Collazo
Theresa Cook
Dana Eslava
Barbara Seidenberg
Nancy Urbschat
Jeff Friedman
Gabrielle Corsaro
Robert Mulvihill
Jacki Miller
Sara Sara
Laura Fluharty
Julie Haymaker
Adrienne Webb Schulman
Portia Fullard
Patrick Christmas
Dexter Scott
Sonia Thompson
Brigid Finn
Fila Bates
Margaret Bradley
Kristina Dugan
Martha Cooney
Martha Cooney
Will Herzog
Chrissy Kind
Andrew Henry
Linda Wallace
Jill Fink
Shana Draugelis
Sylvia Smith
Kelly Stone
Bridgette Nealon Evans
Meaghan Mallon
Kate Houstoun
Renee Smallhorne
Naima Murphy Salcido
Gianna Tripodi-Bhise
Craig Heim
Olivia Verdugo
Naomi Segal
LaTrista Webb
Vania Miller
Nicole Saunders
Curtis Pryor
Curtis Pryor
Linda Fernandez
Alex Hillman
Beth Vogel
Vincent Better
Dianne Berryman
Steve Mead
Jennifer Carroll
Alexia Maglione
Michelle Taglialatela
Gwyn Garrison
Molly Costello
Camila Reel
David Pedra
Ky Adderley
Jordan McBride
Ellen Metro
Nikki Carroll
Cass Foley
Ellen Fritch
Casey Heilig
Isaiah Martin
Taylor Kelly
Laurie Martorano
Aquil Lott
Leslie Miller
Quibila Divine
NINA DUNN
Alan Jacobson
Sulaiman Rahman
Stephanie Miodus
Francisco Garcia
Will Horrocks
Kyle Dixon
Yolanda Lockhart-Davis
Carolyn Wilson
Ellen Perry
Laurie Hawkins
David Lipson
Atoi King
Sylvie Gallier Howard
Allison DeNoble
Kayla Hayes
Allison Brown
Elsha DeJong
Susan Rogers
Mercedes Smith
Shana Nelling
Darisha Parker
Aaron Massara
Meaghan Mallon
Aida Bonilla
Steffany Chou
Lauryn DAngelo
Kathryn Raines
Megan Keenan
Carly Whiton
Alissa Gonzalez
Chri imbrogno
Kate Harrison
Erin Wheatley
Florence Williams
Selena Victoria
Grace Tulskie
Ryan Rose
Kelsey Gallagher
Rashiid Coleman
RaSean Booker
Jessica Shelton
Ayomide Aderemi
Diamond Harper
Erin Nanovic
Lahy Amman
Joseph Gidjunis
Dana Guckin
Sam Peterson
Georgina Goldschmidt
Talia Flavin
Katherine Handy
Regan Deming
Ethelind Baylor
Michael Kihn
rayann mccollum-nazario
Simone Ware
Elizabeth Gutierrez
Katie Driscoll
Nona Lozano
Anthony Check
Sabrina Manno
Kate B
Tyhira Stovall
Jake Ritzheimer
Jake Ritzheimer
Eamon Gallagher
Keola Harrington
Amanda Parks
Brett Mandel
Kyle Harris
Marisa Shaaban
Mike O’Bryan
Chuma G
Celeste Sumo
Stephen Rockwell
Donte Neal
Adrienne J G.
Sarah Gager
Omar Woodard
Shalee Jackson
Nicole Saunders
Cathie Berrey
Kelly Meerbott
Christian Butts
Teréza Eliasz-Solomon
Thomasena Farrar
Romeo Luevano
Donna Schultz
Donna Schultz
Kari Sullivan
Suzanne O'Connor
Jennifer Egmont
Mari Grimes
Amy Leichner
Alyssa Mutryn
Cheryl Thomas
Jen Gleason
Katie Pearse
Melissa Culp
Janice Marini
John Scanlon
Carla Shelton
Kari Sullivan
Olivia Baackes
Jane Henderson
Biz Cush
Alan Jacosbson
Mallory Keeks
Mallory Keeks
Thomas Cush
Sadie Smith
Sam Cush
Matilda Rothman
Brandon Keeks
David Wright
Ben Smith
Ally Mack
Steven Rodgers
Dave Matthew
Greg McKenzie
Dennille Schuler
Sultan Ahmad
Olivia Black
Brian Jacobson
George Banks-Weston
Britney Coleman
Delilah Dee
Brittnie Knight
Kelsey Franks
Olivia Muenter
Ernest Owens
Jordan Price
Erika Joy Erb
Katie Wright
Lauren Ketterman
Stella Jacobson
Barbara Da Costa
Claire Gibbons
Alex Cohn
Molly Jacobson
Anna Donnelly
Jason Rothman
Karen Mulry
Jasmine Breiding
Ryan Aungst
Ogonna Ononye
Hannah Lifter
Kelly Jennings
Ronnie Alley
Leslye Rowland
Matthew Smith
Elaine Smith
Brandon Keeks
Dan Kruse
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Together, we can break the poverty cycle in Philadelphia.