Get Involved

Pathways to Participation

Brand Circle

We welcome everyone, everywhere, to reflect on the progress we have made and consider the challenges that still remain. Join us in taking action now to create a more equitable, just, and resilient Philadelphia that will flourish through 2026 and beyond. 

Join the journey as PHILADELPHIA250 gears up for 2026!

Serve on our Community Advisory Council
Lend your voice to advise and spread the word about the awesome opportunities of the 250th coming to the people and neighborhoods of Philadelphia. The Council is a reflection of Philadelphia’s diversity, creativity, and passion, committed to empowering the city’s current and future change-makers to listen, learn and lead within the Community Advisory network.

Apply to be an Ambassador


List your 250th event on our Citywide Calendar
Register your unique 250th program or event on our Peoples Programs for the 250th. Share your event with us, to be promoted and celebrated in 2026, as Philadelphia comes alive with programs and events across the city that will inspire civic action; showcase our arts, culture, science, and history and highlight our treasured cultural places and public spaces.

Submit an Intent to Participate


Leave a Legacy, make a Legacy Pledge
Turn your organization’s passions into lasting legacies by making a 250th Legacy Pledge. A Legacy Pledge is a measurable goal that addresses an important need in Philadelphia, furthers your organization’s passions and strategic goals and can be accomplished by July 4, 2026 – when we celebrate your impact!

Make a Pledge


Volunteer with Us
Become a part of our volunteer corps. Spread the word about citywide happenings, volunteer at our community outreach events and get trained as a facilitator for our Declaration Station. Multilingual applicants are welcome as we seek to represent the diversity of the city.

Donate Your Time


Opportunities to tap in locally as PHILADELPHIA250 comes to you!

Tell us what’s Unique about your Neighborhood
What do you love about your block or neighborhood? Share how you show up for your neighborhood, and how your community should be showcased. Create a video post, audio note or love letter for 2026, that will be posted across our channels and inspire others.

Feature Your Story


Sound Off in a Civic Conversation
Host or chat with others in a dynamic conversation using our crowdsourced Dare 2 Declare Cards where people will listen to neighbors share perspectives about the city’s upcoming commemoration, and celebrations. 

Purchase Dare to Declare Cards


Host the Declaration Station
Roll out the red carpet to host our Station in partnership with your group. The Declaration Station is an eye-catching mobile resource traveling across the city promoting conversation and collecting the civic vision of Philadelphians now and through 2026. You can share your advocacy or promotions materials at our mobile Station too.

Email Jane Grabias, Director of Programs


Share Your Stories
Nominate stories for us to feature in future episodes. Calling all Changemakers we want to celebrate you and your homegrown initiatives through our inclusive storytelling platform. Read and witness Hometown Heroes, featured in our series.         

Submit a Story


Learn more in a 250th Chat
Join PHILADELPHIA250’s virtual office hours to answer your questions related to how individuals and organizations can get involved in the 250th. Our monthly online meetups are open for Q&A to help you figure out the best way to plug into the 250th across the city.

Register for a Session


Invite us to talk 250 to your group
PHILADELPHIA250 is leading the people’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of American independence in Philadelphia in 2026. A member of our team would be happy to come to your group, gathering or meeting, and share the movement with you.

Submit an Event