A People’s Movement:

Advancing. Confronting. Connecting.

POWER is an interfaith organization committed to building communities of opportunity that work for all. We represent over 50 congregations throughout Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

POWER is a proud member of PICO and Partnership for Working Families.

Building Communities of Opportunity that Work for All

POWER works with faith communities in Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania to address local and statewide issues while simultaneously strengthening the life of our congregations. Our path to creating a more just world involves teaching people of faith how to build and exercise their own power to address the root causes of the daily injustices they face.

At the center of our faith-based community organizing efforts is the belief in potential transformation – of people, institutions, and our larger culture. This belief stems directly from the shared principles of our faith communities and influences the way our leaders relate to public officials, to community members, and to one another. Click here to learn more.

POWER Philadelphia

POWER Philadelphia represents congregations and faith leaders located in West Philadelphia, Center City, Northeast Philadelphia, and North Philadelphia.


POWER Metro represents congregations and faith leaders located in Bucks County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Chester County.

POWER Central

Our newest branch, POWER Central, represents congregations and faith leaders located in York County, Lancaster County, Dauphin County, and Lebanon County.

Lifting Up a Moral Voice with Political Muscle

POWER is non-partisan and is not aligned with any political party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office. We focus on issues that directly affect the quality of life in our communities such as education, economic justice, criminal justice reform, and health care. At a time when there is widespread concern about declining civic participation, community organizing offers a powerful tool to connect people to one another and to the institutions that influence their lives.

We help equip community leaders with the skills needed to reach out into their neighborhoods, identify common concerns, research possible solutions, and work with public officials and private businesses to put those solutions into effect. Through our issue-based campaigns listed below, leaders learn how to build and sustain strong teams and networks, research and analyze community issues, develop campaign strategy, and work with elected officials to implement changes in public policy.

Education Justice

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Economic Dignity

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Moral Healthcare

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POWER in the News

March 5, 2018

Temple Stadium Stompers pack town hall

BY SAMARIA BAILEY Nearly 400 people packed in the Carver Engineering and Sciences High School on Thursday evening, declaring “We will not move,” in opposition…
March 1, 2018

Our City Our Schools Responds to Mayor’s Budget Address On School Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2018 Our City Our Schools Responds to Mayor’s Budget Address On School Funding PHILADELPHIA -- Today, Thursday, March 1, Mayor…
Criminal Justice ReformNews
March 1, 2018

Black Leaders Share Disappointment, Hope on the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report’s Release ‘One sign of hope is the activism of young people’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 27, 2018 Contact: Rhonda Smith, PICO National Network, 202-308-0514, rsmith@piconetwork.org WASHINGTON – Clergy leaders with PICO National Network, the largest coalition of faith-based groups…
Criminal Justice ReformPublications
February 23, 2018

Rev. Holston Speaks at the Bail Reform Press Conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyowlrDK0qM On February 21, 2018 at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, District Attorney Larry Krasner announced an end to cash bail in Philadelphia for low-level…

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