Serve Our Schools

Building capacity to improve the educational and social environment of Philadelphia schools through volunteer and community engagement.

Love Your Block

Community-driven revitalization, one block at a time.

Community Education

Empowering community residents by providing commonly-requested information, services, and training in a convenient location.

  • Civic Engagement Academy
The Civic Engagement Academy (CEA) is a free 8‐week course about City government taught by City
department representatives. The objective of the CEA is to promote neighborhood leadership by
providing city resources to create community self‐sufficiency.
Each week’s hour‐long class is led by a presenter from a different City agency. Presenters typically include: Philly311, CLIP, The District Attorney’s Office, Licenses & Inspections, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, Streets Department & PMBC, Town Watch Integrated Services, and The Office of Emergency Management. The atmosphere is an academic and professional setting where both participants and presenters are comfortable.
By the end of the course, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of how City departments
work together. During the last session, there is a short graduation ceremony to recognize the
participants of the academy.
  • Service Summits


Civic Engagement Academy Schedule

Police Division


Date and Time


Williams Temple CME Church, 3133 Reed St.

January 24 – March 14

Tuesdays, 6-7 pm


Isaac Sheppard School, 120 Cambria St.

Starting February/March 2017

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 am


To Be Determined

Starting March 2017

Thursdays, time TBD


Harding Middle School, 2000 Wakeling St.

Starting April 2017

Tuesdays, 10-11 am


To Be Determined

Starting May 2017

Wednesdays, time TBD


Interested in a Civic Engagement Academy?  Want more information?  Let us know by submitting an Interest Inquiry.