Mitch Little is the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity for the City of Philadelphia. He previously served as Deputy Executive Director for the organization starting in 2013. As the Community Action Agency for the city and county of Philadelphia, The Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity provides leadership on issues of economic justice by advancing racial equity and inclusive growth to ensure that all Philadelphians share in the city’s prosperous future. CEO leads, educates, enables and learns how to support greater mobility out of poverty focused on benefits access, financial empowerment and as a funder administering the City of Philadelphia’s Community Service Block Grant funding to combat systemic and institutional barriers to wealth building. Mitch serves on a number of Boards including L.I.S.C. Philadelphia’s Local Advisory Board (LAB) and the Community Action Association of PA (CAAP).
Mitch Little holds a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Public and Non-Profit Leadership. Prior to joining local government Mitch spent four years as a Social Worker working with families involved in the city’s child welfare system. The next eleven years in the non-profit sector were spent in a leadership roles providing community based services throughout Philadelphia focusing on community development, early childhood education, youth enrichment and diversion programming, and workforce development.