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

February 9, 2018

Turning faith into action matters now more than ever

BY REVEREND GREG HOLSTON It’s written in the Book of Ecclesiastes that “what has been, will be again. What has been done, will be done…
February 7, 2018

People’s School Board slate holds town hall

BY: Greg Windle More than 2,000 people tuned in to watch the livestream of a town hall meeting Wednesday in which nearly all the members of the People’s School Board…
January 25, 2018

Some members of the ‘People’s School Board Slate’ air their views

BY: GREG WINDLE While Mayor Kenney’s 13-member nominating panel is interviewing potential candidates for the new Philadelphia school board, which will replace the School Reform Commission this…
January 19, 2018

Events here, across nation celebrate MLK

Samaria Bailey Dozens of events occurred on Monday celebrating the life of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Events included a ringing of the…

Let’s Transform Our Communities.