##What are we trying to do?
The City of Philadelphia (specifically, the Managing Director’s Office) is looking to engage with a local developer, entrepreneur or software firm to build a mobile application we're calling myPhillyRising.
The purpose of this application is to complement the work being done by the PhillyRising Collaborative in specific neighborhoods in the City of Philadelphia. It is meant to be offered for free use by residents in neighborhoods that are the focus of PhillyRising activities.
##Why are we trying to do this?
PhillyRising, an initiative of the City's Managing Director's office, is built on the idea of collaboration – government collaborating with citizens and community leaders to improve the quality of life in city neighborhoods. PhillyRising targets neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia that are plagued by chronic crime and quality of life concerns, and establishes partnerships with community members to help address these issues.