Philadelphia Works' Commitment to our Mission and the Black Community

Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 8, 2020

Philadelphia Works is saddened over the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. As cities across the globe find themselves at the difficult intersection where racism and social inequity meets frustration and the demand for change, Philadelphia Works continues its commitment to equality.

We have an opportunity to address the uncomfortable truths of some of our biggest challenges and work together with the Mayor’s office to support our residents to grow, learn, and thrive in Philadelphia. As we navigate these challenges, Philadelphia Works will continue to support our diverse communities throughout the city, fostering a workforce system that is inclusive, acutely cognizant of the racial disparities faced by many, and actively engaged in dismantling disproportionate impacts.     

As the city’s Workforce Development Board, we stand united with Mayor Kenney to address barriers that will lead to building non-discriminatory organizations, policies, and services to the residents of Philadelphia. Click here to view the Joint Statement of Solidarity from the Mayor’s and City Advisory Commissions on Protests.