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 the Faith in Action (Formerly PICO) and Partnership for Working Families Networks.

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 root cause 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

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

POWER Central PA

Our newest branch, POWER Central PA, 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

NewsPublications
May 15, 2019

Gov. Wolf brings fight for $15 minimum wage to Philly

BY: Michael D’Onofrio Gov. Tom Wolf took his campaign to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour to Northern Philadelphia on Friday. Fresh off…
City Council At-Large Candidates NewsPublications
May 15, 2019

City Council at-large candidates hear from the people at a People’s Forum

BY: Erin McCarthy David Lipscomb, who said he’d been handcuffed during a traffic stop in South Philadelphia, called for an end to stop-and-frisk. Teresa Herrera, who…
NewsPublications
February 11, 2019

Gov. Wolf brings fight for $15 minimum wage to Philly

BY: Michael D’Onofrio Gov. Tom Wolf took his campaign to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour to Northern Philadelphia on Friday. Fresh off…
NewsPublications
January 11, 2019

Council Approves Bills For ‘Fair Workweek’ And $15/Hr. Wage Hike

BY: Juliana Feliciano Reyes Terrence Wiggins is trying to support his family, but it’s been difficult. The 24-year-old graduate of Olney High School left his job…

Let’s Transform Our Communities.