The city of Philadelphia is launching a five-point plan called Shared Prosperity to reduce poverty among Philadelphia families. U.S. Census figures show 39% of Philadelphia children live at or below the poverty line.
Shared Prosperity is a vision for Philadelphia - a city that collaborates and works together to fight poverty. It means sharing responsibility to find a better, more coordinated approach. And share the benefits of a collective impact that results from our efforts.
One part of the Shared Prosperity plan calls for wider availability of high quality childcare and public pre-k programs so that children enter elementary school prepared to learn. This is great news for Philadelphia's children. PCCY and other child care organizations laud the mayor because the plan can significantly improve the lives of Philadelphia's youngest generation if it is properly implemented.