The Beech Corporation's mission is to spearhead the revitalization of the Cecil B. Moore community, a 26 square block area in North Central Philadelphia. Community revitalization began with the coordination of the efforts and services of organizations, financial participation in projects, the leveraging of funds and through the monitoring and facilitating of appropriate adjustments in the improvement process.
The William Penn Foundation, in 1990, recognizing the need to demonstrate the effectiveness of private and public partnerships in improving inner-city neighborhoods, established the Beech Corporation, now known as Beech Interplex, Inc, as a part of its North Philadelphia Initiative.
Beech's programs focus on a holistic approach to community development. This approach includes empowering residents by promoting homeownership and rental opportunities through rehabilitation and new construction; education; job placement; economic development; human services; and the beautification of open spaces.
The premises that guided Beech's initial operations were: