Philadelphia Poverty

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia’s Poverty Rate Declined in 2013, But Not By Much

Eva Gladstein, head of the city’s Office of Community Empowerment, says Philadelphia is the poorest of the nation’s ten biggest cities.

11/17/2014

(Mayor Nutter listens as Eva Gladstein, executive director of the Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, outlines the city's "Shared Prosperity" plan.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Unveils Five-Point Plan To Reduce City’s Poverty

But critics say the plan overlooks one key factor: the faltering school system.

07/11/2013

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