Ensure young people thrive in the modern economy

There are more opportunities for computer programmers, graphic designers, and information technologists than ever before. But our education and workforce development systems aren’t set up to give our students the competitive advantage for these types of 21st-century jobs.

Nearly 25% of Philadelphians remain in poverty…. We can fix this

Today, Philadelphia remains the poorest big city in the country. And although the new report found that the poverty rate had dipped slightly, and the number of people living in poverty has dropped, the improvement in the poverty rate merely makes up lost ground since the 2008 recession.

Let’s eliminate poverty across Philadelphia

Check out the op-ed in the Inquirer by Chamber CEO Rob Wonderling and Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council President Ryan Boyer about how we can create an inclusive prosperity for all neighborhoods in Philadelphia.