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

EducationNewsPublications
July 2, 2018

Gov. Wolf calls for drastic school funding shake-up in surprise announcement

BY: Avi Wolfman-Arent Governor Tom Wolf called for a major change to the way Pennsylvania funds schools Friday, advocating for the state to distribute its…
NewsPublications
June 27, 2018

Philly leaders bash Supreme Court’s decision on Trump travel ban

BY: Sam Newhouse Philadelphia leaders of faith gathered on Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the travel ban on citizens of Muslim-majority countries to…
EducationNewsPublications
June 22, 2018

Pottstown School Board adopts $62.7M budget with 3.5% tax hike amid fight for fair school funding

BY: Evan Brandt One day before the Pennsylvania General Assembly adopted its $32.7 billion budget, and one day after local parents and school officials rallied…
Economic JusticeNewsPublications
June 12, 2018

It took 6 years for PHL airport workers to double their pay to $12 an hour. Here’s how they did it

BY: Juliana Feliciano Reyes In 2012, Onetha McKnight and her coworkers would vent about what seemed unfair about their jobs. Their biggest worry, said McKnight, who had…

Let’s Transform Our Communities.