100% School Funding Day of Action

100% Fair. 100% Just. For 100% of Our Kids.

Join us on June 20th as we continue demanding fair and fully funded education for Pennsylvania’s public school students.

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

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…
Criminal Justice ReformEconomic JusticeNewsPublications
May 3, 2018

Clergy stage sit-in at Philadelphia Starbucks over arrest of two black men

BY: Julia Hatmaker Outrage over the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks continued on the evening of April 16. The two men had…
Criminal Justice ReformEconomic JusticeNewsPublications
May 3, 2018

Protesters stage sit-ins at two Starbucks

BY: Samaria Bailey Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild (POWER) staged sit-ins at two separate Starbucks in Center City Monday evening, protesting what they called…
Criminal Justice ReformEconomic JusticeNewsPublications
May 3, 2018

Spokesman: Philly Starbucks manager no longer employed at store

BY: FOX 9 PHILADELPHIA -  The Center City Starbucks manager who called police, leading to the controversial arrest of two black men, is no longer an…

Let’s Transform Our Communities.