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.
PO Box 7466
Philadelphia, PA 19101
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.