White House Announces Promise Zones

Jan 23, 2014 10 years ago

University City District is proud to be among the organizations and City agencies collaborating for the recently announced Promise Zone - one of five localities throughout the United States designated by President Obama. Philadelphia's designation is an area encompassing many West Philadelphia neighborhoods, including parts of University City.

As a part of the Promise Zone, UCD will continue working to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the University City area of Philadelphia, by investing in world-class public spaces, addressing crime and public safety, bringing life to commercial corridors, connecting low-income residents to careers, and promoting job growth and innovation.

To learn more about the Promise Zone and what it means for our community, please click here.