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Become a POWER donor today! Click here.

POWER is independently financed.  We operate with dues from member congregations, grants from charitable and faith-based foundations, grassroots fund raising and contributions from people like you who care about our city and want to see change.  As a matter of principle, POWER takes no financial support from government entities.

We appreciate your one-time donation, or to become a POWER “Sustainer”, a recurring donation of $50/month.

Volunteer with POWER

In addition to being a POWER leader in your congregation, you can offer your time and talents to POWER in the following ways:

  • Helping create and manage our growing mailing list through data entry work
  • Helping communicate with POWER members through periodic phone banking

Email info@powerphiladelphia.org for more information or call the office at 215.232.7697.

Involve your congregation

Interested in learning more about how to build leadership within your congregation, amplify your prophetic voice, strengthen community and address the issues impacting your people?

Then give us a call.

We welcome a conversation with you about pressures impacting your congregation and community and how faith-based community organizing can help you respond. We welcome a conversation about how POWER is equipping congregations across the city to play a more powerful role in shaping policies that effect families, neighborhoods, and our city.

Give us a call at 215-232-7697 or email us at info@powerphiladelphia.org and we’ll set up a time to talk.

We are looking forward to the conversation.

Dedicated to bringing about justice to the Greater Philadelphia area

Many of the public and private systems that are meant to sustain families and communities do not work for too many Philadelphians in too many neighborhoods. Decades-long losses of jobs, population and tax base have created a seemingly permanent poverty-class in large swaths of the city and are now destabilizing many middle class communities.  A bold, comprehensive vision for systems change is needed.  POWER congregations are promoting a 5-part, multi-year organizing platform for policy change in the areas of Jobs, Education, Housing, Public Safety and Healthcare, with a first focus on a jobs plan for Philadelphia.

This 5-point platform is the result of relational outreach work conducted by more than 30 POWER congregations with approximately 1,000 of their members and neighbors that began in fall 2010. The thousand stories we heard revolved around five key policy areas – Jobs, Education, Safety, Housing & Health – and blended into a common narrative about pain, hope, frustration and diminishing opportunity.

Since Winter 2011 more than 150 POWER lay and clergy leaders met with fifty public and private sector leaders in these areas to understand why our key systems are failing to provide the pathways to opportunity our families need, and to learn about both the scope of the challenges we face as a city, as well as opportunities for change. POWER congregations will be exploring and pursuing campaigns within these broad issue areas, at both the neighborhood and city-wide levels, in the coming year.

To become a financial supporter of POWER, click here.