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Reimagining the Civic Commons in Philadelphia

To invest in five civic assets in neighborhoods surrounding and near Center City Philadelphia, support collaboration among those assets and fund experiments to understand the ways such assets can deliver more value by working together while fostering talent, opportunity and engagement.

Welcoming America

To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

To support a program that will help Philadelphia harness and retain high-skilled immigrant talent by helping them establish their professional credentials in the U.S.

Katharina Grosse - Mural Arts Project

To support a site-specific installation by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse, which will transform a five-mile stretch of the Northeast Corridor Rail Line in Philadelphia.

Open Data Philly

To improve the usability of the OpenDataPhilly data catalog and create instructional materials on the usage of the site's resources

Jane's Walk

To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.

Creative Interventions Tour

To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.

Better Block

To fund Team Better Block activities, which trains local leaders to improve their neighborhood through participatory placemaking in three Knight Foundation Communities; Akron, Macon and Philadelphia.

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