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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Climate Justice

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Campaign Strategies

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POWER in the News

Economic JusticeNewsPublications
April 5, 2018

Workers fast to recognize anniversary of King’s assassination

BY: Ayana Jones Local hospitality workers, clergy and allies recognized the 50th anniversary of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in…
Climate JusticeNews
April 2, 2018

Interfaith Protesters Call for Investment in PA Solar Jobs

BY: ANDREA SEARS PHILADELPHIA, – Interfaith protests and arrests marked the week before Easter as clergy and congregants demanded investment in a clean-energy grid for…
April 2, 2018

Community groups keep pressure on Temple over stadium proposal

BY: Michael D’Onofrio As Temple University presses forward with a proposed $130 million stadium, community leaders and groups continue to dig in for a long battle.…
March 28, 2018

North Philadelphia residents fiercely battling Temple stadium proposal

BY: Michael D’Onofrio When resident Gail Loney looks around her North Philadelphia neighborhood, she sees a building bonanza of luxury apartments and new developments. But that…

Let’s Transform Our Communities.