Councilman Kenyatta Johnson represents Philadelphia’s Second District, covering parts of Center City, South and Southwest Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, the Navy Yard, Eastwick, Grays Ferry, Hawthorne, and Point Breeze.

Born and raised in the Point Breeze section of the city, Kenyatta’s commitment to fighting for our neighborhoods and our neighbors goes far beyond city council, for him it’s personal.  He is driven to give back to the communities that helped raise him.

“I grew up in the Second District,” said Johnson.  “The people and communities in those neighborhoods helped make me the person I am today.  That’s why I feel so strongly about serving the district and giving something back.  I want to make sure everyone shares equally in the opportunities we’re creating in this city, and I want to make sure we’re giving the next generation of Philadelphians a chance to succeed and make positive, healthy choices.”

After the devastating murder of his cousin in 1998 he felt compelled to get involved and get active.  He founded an organization called Peace Not Guns that continues to this day to focus on ending the rampant gun violence in the city and provides young people with alternatives to violence.

Prior to serving on the Philadelphia City Council, Kenyatta was a state representative for the 186th Legislative District.  He also worked as a Pennsylvania State Senate staffer and was a volunteer for AmeriCorps, the national service organization that allows citizens to serve their communities. He was also a founding staff member of City Year, the non-profit AmeriCorps organization whose primary goal is to build advocacy through service.

Kenyatta and his wife Dawn live in Point Breeze with their sons and their dog, Sasha Blu.

LATEST NEWS

Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Vybe Urgent Care is hosting #COVID19 testing on Thursday, January 28 from 9 a.m-3:30 p.m. at The Grace Center Church, 2821 Island Avenue, Phila. 19153.

If you have any questions, contact 215-999-3715.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
BREAKING: The School District of Philadelphia plans to open school buildings to students in prekindergarten through second grade next month for a mix of in-person and digital learning, Superintendent William Hite announced today.

https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/1/27/22252506/philadelphia-plans-hybrid-school-reopening-next-month
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Free food boxes available right now (January 27) at Zion AME Church, 1600 South 21st St (corner of 21st and Tasker Streets in South Philadelphia). The boxes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are gone. If you need more information, contact the church at 215-468-6489.

Thank you to Rev. Bruce D. Points, Senior Pastor, for letting my office know about this important food giveaway
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
My office is hosting an Eastwick Quality-of-Life Zoom Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Details below. If you have questions, contact Chief of Staff Christopher Sample at christopher.sample@phila.gov or 215-686-3412.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
#ICYMI: The Phila. Dept. of Health is cutting ties with Philly Fighting COVID, which was running a mass vaccination clinic at the Convention Center. Those who are interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged now to sign up at phila.gov/vaccineinterest.

https://www.radio.com/kywnewsradio/news/local/city-ends-partnership-with-philly-fighting-covid?utm_source=KYW-AM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=KYW%20Newsradio%20NEWSLETTER&utm_content=KYW%20Newsradio%20Daily%202101226
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
My friend, the late Philadelphia Ms Tootsies Restaurant owner KeVen Parker, will be laid to rest today. Rest in Power!

https://6abc.com/keven-parker-viewing-the-met-philadelphia-ms-tootsies/10012057/


I'm proud to have earned the endorsement of the Philadelphia Inquirer. It's a recognition of the work we're doing to serve everyone in the Second District. I'll keep working to earn your support every day. https://t.co/SaoI3Ehp1b Citizensforkj photo

Kenyatta Johnson: Endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer. For Kenyatta, the issues of poverty & gun violence aren't about politics, they're personal. He's fighting for us so that Philadelphia families no longer feel the pain of gun violence. Kenyatta Johnson: From Here, For Here. https://t.co/XDpJyu9tGb

For Kenyatta Johnson, the issues of poverty and gun violence aren't about politics, they're personal. He's fighting for us in city hall so that Philadelphia families no longer feel the pain of gun violence. Kenyatta Johnson: From Here, For Here. https://t.co/aikt4cDqZ3

Saturday, May 4: Vare Rebuild Kickoff 1-4pm at Vare Recreation, 2600 Morris St. hosted by Councilman @CouncilmanKJ. https://t.co/uGePeTUpHi Citizensforkj photo

My wonderful supporter Judy Romano from Friends of Fitler Square . Thanks so much for your support lets continue to make the 2nd District a great place to live for everyone. #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil https://t.co/RYgXxuGsFT

What a amazing Meet & Greet hosted by Judy Romano from Friends of Fitler Square and Chris Lin 8th Ward Committee Person at D' Angelos. Thanks so much for your support lets continue to make the 2nd District a great place to live for everyone. https://t.co/orbc5GkNWr Citizensforkj photo

Contact

PO Box 7466
Philadelphia, PA 19101
(215) 251-0585
kenyattajohnson@rittenhousepolitical.com

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson represents Philadelphia's Second District, covering parts of Center City, South and Southwest Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, the Navy Yard, Eastwick, Grays Ferry, Hawthorne, and Point Breeze.