Through our civic initiatives we partner with local institutions on projects that will positively impact the city’s economic prospects and quality of life, placing emphasis on preserving and highlighting Philadelphia’s unique history and civic treasures.

These include important public spaces such as Independence Mall, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Fairmount Water Works. We have also helped to build Philadelphia’s tourist economy by spearheading efforts to improve the Independence Visitor Center and Visit Philadelphia.

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Discovery Center Makes Wildlife Sanctuary in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Accessible to the Community

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Discovery Center Makes Wildlife Sanctuary in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Accessible to the Community

Since opening its doors Sept. 28, 2018, The Discovery Center in Philadelphia’s East Fairmount Park has welcomed thousands of visitors to its mix of natural surroundings and classroom space. The center has restored access to an important wildlife area within the city and created opportunities for Philadelphians to explore the environment.

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Pew Awards $1.8 Million to 4 Philadelphia-area Civic Institutions

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PHILADELPHIA—The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that it will provide $1.8 million to four local organizations that are working to inform the public about the history of the nation’s democracy and the enduring contributions of American enterprise and innovation.

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A Golden Era for Philadelphia Tourism

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What do Pope Francis, singer and human rights advocate Bono, and both the Republican and Democratic national committees have in common? In the last two decades, they chose Philadelphia as the best place to advance their values and mission. And the audience was worldwide.