POWER is a network of congregations in the Greater Philadelphia area and Central Pennsylvania working to create communities of opportunity that work for all through strategic campaign work in education, job security, police accountability, health care, and climate justice work. Over the past six years, POWER has successfully worked to increase wages for city workers, improve public schools, make neighborhoods safer, redevelop communities and revitalize democracy by putting faith into action in the public arena.
POWER helps engage people in public life, building a strong legacy of leadership in thousands of local communities across the region. Nonpartisan and multicultural, POWER provides an opportunity for people and congregations to translate their faith into action. POWER’s street team informs their block and neighborhood about POWER’s work. In addition to our congregation work, we believe ongoing dialogue and intentional engagement is necessary in order to build communities of opportunity that work for all.
We observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by taking to the streets in the spirit of hope for our communities and faithful resistance. We come together to lift up a vision for our communities grounded in equality, justice, and shared prosperity for all of God’s people. We seek to unite people across region, race, class, and faith tradition. On MLK Jr. Day, Monday, January 15th we will gather at Dobbins High School to exercise our faith in the public sphere and strategically activate the power of the people as well as offer long-term tools, resources, and pathways to address the issues that plague our communities daily.