local organizing

Action AIDS
fundraising, support and advocacy organization for people with HIV/AIDS.

ACT UP The Aids Coalition to Unleash Power
meets every Monday at 6pm. 330 S. 13th

Post Office Box 22439
Land Title Station
Philadelphia, PA 19110-2439
phone 215.731.1844
fax 215.731.1845

African American Business and Residents' Association
Fighting Gentrification in Brewerytown.

1233 Locust Street Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Raises funds to distribute to agencies that provide either direct-care services to people with AIDS and HIV, or education and prevention programs designed to stop the spread of the disease. Sponsors yearly Philadelphia AIDS WALK and other activities.

Allegheny National Forest Defense Project or Allegheny Defense Project
P.O. Box 245
Clarion, PA 16214
The Allegheny National Forest is Pennsylvania's only national forest and covers 513,000 acres of beautiful woods in northwestern PA. Right now, the US Forest Service hopes to finalize plans to cut more than 15,000 acres (or 23.5 square miles) of the Allegheny National Forest. These plans call for clearcuts on 6,000 acres, pre-clearcut treatment cuts on 8,250 acres, spraying of toxic herbicides on 5,600 acres, construction on 182.1 miles of logging roads (including 36 miles of brand new roads), and the creation of 20 new stone pits for road construction. Help us to stop this destruction of our public lands!

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Philadelphia
125 South 9th Street Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to defending and protecting individual rights and personal freedoms.

The American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
AFSC is a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

Asian Americans United
Founded in 1985, Asian Americans United’s mission is to build leadership in Asian American communities to build our neighborhoods and unite against oppression.

4722 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Anarchist gathering place; sponsors or is the location of many meetings or events. A Space is available for organizations to host small events and meetings. Located right on the #34 Subway Surface car line, about a half-mile west of the University of Pennsylvania campus. Facilities include 40 chairs, 3 large tables, a 22" television, VCR, and a coffee maker. Rates for use of the space start at $10 per night. The space is wheelchair accessible, but the bathroom is not. There is a large free parking lot right next door and plenty of bicycle parking. Events scheduled before the last Monday of the preceding month can be listed on the calendar.

Eastern PA Amnesty International
The Center City Philadelphia Amnesty International group, local group 112, meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA.

Anarchist Black Cross Network - Philadelphia
4722 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
The Anarchist Black Cross has sought to bring attention to the plight of all prisoners, with an emphasis on Anarchist and class war prisoners; and, through contact with and information about prisoners, inspire resistance and support movement on the outside. ABC groups are committed to the wider resistance in which many of these prisoners are engaged.

Animal Defense League
The Animal Defense League is a national grassroots animal liberation and defense organization.

Anti Racist Action (ARA)
Direct action to stop, challenge and confrontfascist/neo-nazi organizing
P.O. Box 38626
Philadelphia, PA. 19104-8626

Asian Arts Initiative
1315 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Asian Arts Initiative sponsors arts programs, presentations, workshops, and discussions as a means to increase the political and cultural voice of the Asian American communities in Philadelphia. Over the past four years, we have grown from a belief that our rights to self-representation and creative expression are part of the social and human rights that all people deserve. Our goal is to build a "home" in Philadelphia for artists and everyday people to engage in the arts to explore and express our experiences as Asian Americans.

The Attic Youth Center
255 South 16th Street
PA 19102
(215) 545-4331
The Attic creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. The Attic is proud to be Philadelphia ’s only independent LGBTQ youth center.

Revolutionary Artists Workshop, 1515 Cherry Street, Philly, PA 19102

Brandywine Peace Community
PO Box 81, Swarthmore, PA 19081
telephone: (610)-544-1818 or mailing

Black Radical Congress (BRC)
P.O. 27423
Philadelphia, PA 19118
The purpose of the Black Radical Congress is to promote dialogue among African American activists and scholars on the left; to discuss critical issues on the national and international scene that pertain to the Black community; to explore new strategies and directions for progressive political, social and cultural movements; and to renew the Black radical movement through increased unified action.
Education Not Incarceration Campaign.

Black United Fund Of Pennsylvania (BUF/PA)
2227 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Provides grants and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania committed to health and human services, arts and culture, economic development and education in the African American community.

Black Women's Arts Festival
Annual 4-day event which showcases the work of black women artists in: performance, visual arts, literary arts, and film.

Books Through Bars
4722 Baltimore Ave. Phila. PA USA 19143
phone: 215-727-0882 #2
Everyone is invited to send free books to prisoners every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:30PM.

Bread and Roses Community Fund
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1305
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Bread and Roses Community Fund raises funds from thousands of individual donors and makes grants to community-based organizations in the five county Philadelphia area and Camden, New Jersey.

Bucks County Peace Center
102 West Maple Avenue
Langhorne, PA
Providing Education in Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention

Casino-Free Philadelphia
Casino-Free Philadelphia's mission is to stop casinos from coming to Philadelphia and close any that open. The benefits of casinos can never outweigh the social and economic costs from an industry reliant on addiction to survive.

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO)
CCCO supports conscientious objectors and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war. For further information 215-563-8787

Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living
2731 W. 3rd Street
Chester, PA 19013
Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living is the local grassroots community organization that has been fighting for environmental justice for the past four years. Chester, PA, a 65% African-American, low-income community southwest of Philadelphia is home to four hazardous and municipal waste facilities.

Coalition to Save the Libraries A group of concerned citizens taking action to keep ALL of Philadelphia's libraries open. All are welcome!

Critical Path Aids Project
Critical Path provides easy access to the full range of potentially life-extending or life-saving HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and referral information. Critical Path makes it easier for individuals and their health care providers to make informed treatment decisions, based on the very latest, most complete and accurate treatment information and clinical trials findings available.

Critical Mass fb
The unruly bicycle mobile street party occurs last Friday every month. Meet 5:30pm West Side of City Hall.

Columbia Support Network
phone: 215-627-4157 philly@colombiasupport.net
CSN works for a negotiated solution to the Colombian conflict and peace with justice in Colombia, through strengthening and supporting grassroots groups in Colombia, such as women's groups, teachers, cooperatives, unions, environmental groups, and indigenous movements

Disabled in Action
The purpose of the organization is to advocate improvements in the physical well-being and the social conditions of disabled people. DIA does this by providing information on civil rights and empowerment strategies in order that disabled persons have the resources to cause effective and productive change in their lives.

Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
PO Box 174
Media, PA 19063

DUTV, 3141 Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104
phone 215-895-2927
Fax 215-895-1054
Viewer Response Line 215-895-1054
Drexel's excellent cable TV channel..

East Timor Action Network - Philadelphia Chapter
PO Box 1032
Philadelphia, PA 19105-1032
Working to free East Timor from Indonesian exploitation and colonization.

Emergency Response Network
The MISSION of the Families and Friends of Prisoners - Emergency Response Network (FFP-ERN) is to provide immediate help and comfort to loved ones and friends, as well as to hapless prisoners, who find themselves in that situation.

Fight for Lifers
Educating the Public about Life sentences without parole in Pennsylvania.Fight For Lifers meets the second Tuesday of every month at 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia. Please contact us at 215-843-0620.

Food Not Bombs
Fighting global empire and war by giving away meals and groceries in the neighborhood.

Germantown Radio
Underground internet Radio from Germantown

Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI)
1233 Locust Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
GALAEI is a program designed to meet the HIV/AIDS education and prevention needs of Latino/a sexual minorities. GALAEI understands the impact of overall health on the well being of Philadelphia's Latino/a gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities and seeks to address general health issues through education, prevention, advocacy, and representation.

Transmitting information to incite hope and inspire people!

GI Rights Hotline
Discharges, DEP,Discrimination, Gay, AWOL/UA, Harrassment, Conscienscious Objection
Call for info from a network of non-profit, non governmental organizations

Global Women's Strike

Grannie Peace Brigade
We are here because whenever we encounter war grandmothers must work to insure peace for all children and grandchildren.

Greater Camden Unity Coalition
monthly potlucks, anti-war teach ins
phone: 856-854-6183

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP)
1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Works to further policy and legal changes to end homelessness.

Human Rights Coalition
Human Rights Coalition
4134 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia PA 19104
A network of prisoners and friends and families working for human rights in PA prisons.

Independent Media Center
PO BOX 42803
Philadelphia, PA 19101
215-545-2423 (voicemail only)
The Independent Media Center of Philadelphia (IMC-Philly) is dedicated to building media democracy by providing progressive, in-depth, and accurate coverage of issues that affect all communities and by increasing community access to available technologies and information for the production and distribution of news and analysis. A not-for-profit, volunteer-based collaboration of independent media makers and press liaisons, IMC-Philly operates in solidarity with an international network of Independent Media Centers, which collectively serve to create alternatives to the profit- driven agenda of the corporate media.

Industrial Workers of the World
PO Box 13476
Philadelphia, PA 19101
The IWW is a member-run union for all workers, a union dedicated to organizing on the job, in our industries and in our communities. IWW members are organizing to win better conditions today and build a world with economic democracy tomorrow. We want our workplaces run for the benefit of workers and communities rather than for a handful of bosses and executives.

International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
4601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
-co-ordinates the international movement to free journalist/political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal

International Friends of MOVE Network
Network supporting the MOVE family.

Iraq Veterans Against the War
The mission of IVAW is to mobilize the military community to withdraw its support  for the war and occupation in Iraq.

Jobs and Living Wage Campaign
846 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia 19130
The Jobs and Living Wage Campaign is a grass-roots coalition dedicated to seeking passage of a City ordinance that requires the City of Philadelphia to use its subsidies and contracts to foster liveable wage jobs for poor families.

Jobs with Justice
1319 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia Area Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor unions, community organizations, and people of faith who have united in the struggle for economic justice, particularly supporting the right or workers to join unions.

Juntos' mission is to build power for justice in the city of Philadelphia and members’ home countries in order to create vibrant, organized, vocal, and healthy communities.

Kensington Welfare Rights Union
PO Box 50678
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 203-1945 * FAX (215) 203-1950
Led by poor and homeless families, KWRU is a membership organization dedicated to the organizing of welfare recipients, the homeless, the working poor, and all people concerned about economic justice. Provides advocacy and direct action. Has a speakers bureau in both English and Spanish.

4134 Lancaster Ave
a new radical community centre
A conspiracy from the fanatics at the defenestrator, the Philly Independent Media Centre, Radio Volta, the derailleur collective, the Unconvention and others comes this new project: a radical community centre in the pancreas of West Philly. We bought a building, now we need your involvement!

La Casa Latina
a Casa Latina: The University of Pennsylvania Center for Hispanic Excellence is a Center devoted to developing greater awareness of Latino issues, culture and identity on Penn’s campus. La Casa Latina provides a supportive environment where students are welcome to discuss and understand important issues that affect them as Latinos. http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/lacasa/10th/

Messages in Motion
MIM works with neighborhood programs and community-based organizations to produce, distribute and exhibit short form documentary videos as a way to support and enhance existing community organizing work.

PO Box 30181
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Manna's mission is to ensure that no one homebound with HIV/AIDS goes hungry. Makes and delivers meals.

Media Mobilizing Project
The Media Mobilizing Project (MMP) believes that media must be connected to the economic and social realities of everyday life. The right to free speech means little without the right to be heard. By sharing our own stories for the purposes of education, outreach, and organizing, we can disrupt the fragmentation of our issues and the isolation of our communities, and build the networks necessary to address the root causes of the problems we face.

Millcreek Urban Farm
millcreekfarm@resist.ca or come visit us at 49th and Brown Streets
The Mill Creek Farm is a collectively run urban education farm that utilizes vacant land to improve local access to nutritious foods and to promote sustainable resource use by growing and distributing produce and by demonstrating ecological methods of living.

Mothers Organized Against Police Terror (MOAPT)
is an organization made up of parents who have lost children, one way or another, to police brutality.

Mountain Meadow Summer Camp
Mountain Meadow Country Experience
1315 Spruce Street, Suite 407
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mountain Meadow Summer Camp is a two-week long sleep-away camp for young people from alternative and progressive families, including those with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered parents. Located on the border of Pennsyvlania and Maryland one and a half hours from Philadelphia on an established, rustic campsite, camp offers children entering grades 4-9 a fun, safe environment where they can be open about their families while participating in traditional (non-competitive) camp activities like swimming, hiking and arts and crafts. Camp is run by a volunteer collective located in Philadelphia. Tuition is based on what each family can afford and donations are happily accepted.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
SE chapter meets 4th Monday of every month @ the AFSC 1501 Cherry St.

The New Society Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 30947
Philadelphia, PA 19104-0947
NSEF promotes the creative force of nonviolence as a means of dealing with social conflicts, particularly the injustices caused by systematic discrimination based on ethnicity, race, sex, age, class, national origin, religion, sexual preference and hierarchy. NSEF advocates people-to- people contacts and continual efforts to gain more understanding of nonviolent processes to achieve a just, humane, and caring society. To promote its vision of a new society, NSEF supports educational projects through grantmaking and fiscal sponsorship.

One People's Project
PO Box 42817
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Tracking white supremacists from hate groups to cops and nazis in government.

Parents United for Public Education
Parents United for Public Education is an independent citywide collective of public school parents who are focused on creating an open and transparent budget process that reflects the real input of parent voices and places a fiscal priority on academic achievement and accountability in the classroom.

Peace Action of the Delaware Valley
3001 Walnut St., 5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19104
Peace Action works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, the development of a peace-oriented economy, an end to the international weapons trade, and promotes non-military solutions to international conflicts.

Pennsylvania Environmental Network (PEN)
Pennsylvania Environmental Network is a network of grassroots environmental groups throughout the state. PEN is a clearinghouse for information and technical expertise on organizing and on various issues of interest to the grassroots.

Pentridge Children's Garden
c/o WISE
735 South 50th Street
Philadelphia PA 19143
215-727-9473 ext. 4
Youth run garden in West Philadelphia

PO Box 18927
Philadelphia, PA 19119-0927
215-844-FOOD (3663)
Philabundance reclaims surplus food from restaurants, grocers, caterers, wholesalers and manufacturers and delivers it free of charge to over 100 community agencies who provide emergency assistance to low-income adults and children.

Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty
P.O. Box 58128, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-724-6120 Fax: 215-729-6189 PAUADP@aol.com

Philadelphia Community Access Coalition (PCAC)
Philadelphia Community Access Coalition (PCAC) is a grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations working together through outreach, organizing and advocacy for the establishment of public access community television in Philadelphia.
P.O. Box 42612
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Philly Childcare Collective
An all volunteer, two-tiered collective, comprised of the organizing core and childcare volunteers.

Philadelphia Fight
Philadelphia FIGHT (FIGHT) is a comprehensive AIDS service organization providing primary care, consumer education, advocacy and research on potential treatments and vaccines. FIGHT was formed as a partnership of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and clinicians, who joined together to improve the lives of people living with the disease.

Philadelphia Student Union
The Philadelphia Student Union exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system. We are a youth led organization and we make positive changes in the short term by learning how to organize to build power. We also work toward becoming life-long learners and leaders who can bring diverse groups of people together to address the problems that our communities face.
info@ phillystudentunion.org

Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP)
1201 Chestnut Street, Room 702
Philadelphia PA 19107
A membership organization for the poor and unemployed; organizes members, unites them with the community to demand jobs and health care for poor and working people.

PhillyCAM – Philadelphia Community Access Media
Public Access TV in Philly!

Philly Stands Up
Philly Stands Up is a small collective of individuals working in Philadelphia to confront sexual assault in our various communities. We believe in restoring trust and justice within our community by working with both survivors and perpetrators of sexual assault. We believe that sexual assault comes in many forms and we are doing what we can to actively combat it.

Project H.O.M.E.
1515 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Project H.O.M.E. (Housing, Opportunities, Medical Care, and Education) is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to chronically homeless men and women in Philadelphia.

Prometheus Radio Project
P.O. Box 42158
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Phone: 215-727-9620 Fax: 206-202-1556
Email: Info at Prometheus

Building a large community of LPFM stations and listeners. We hope that this community will grow into a powerful force working toward the democratic media future we envision. Toward that end, we support community groups at every stage of the process of building community radio stations, facilitate public participation in the FCC regulatory process, and sponsor events promoting awareness and support of media democracy and LPFM radio.

Playgrounds for Palestine
Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network (PRAWN)

Prevention Point Needle Exchange Program
Contact us anytime at ppped@critpath.org or (215) 787-0118.

Radio Volta
Radio Volta is a community, listener-supported, volunteer-driven station bringing you breaking independent news, alternative culture and freeform music.

Reconstruction Inc
Reconstruction Inc work with former prisoners as a grassroots community development corporation that strives to build people's capacities in the communities in which they live.

Save Point Breeze Campaign
A neighborhood group fighting gentrification in Point Breeze. email: ccpointbreeze at gmail.com

Scribe Video Center
1342 Cypress Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Scribe Video Center is a place where people work together and gain skills in media making. Scribe Video Center seeks to explore, develop and advance the use of video as an artistic medium and as a tool for progressive social change. Central to our mission are efforts to reach communities that traditionally have not had access to video training or production facilities. We engage people of color, women, young people, senior citizens, and those with limited economic resources in a dialogue about the potential of the video medium. Scribe offers workshops in Camera and Lighting, Linear and Non-Linear Editing, Sound Recording, 16 mm Film Production, Scriptwriting for fiction and documentary films, and Oral History Production. Scribe also offers artist's services such as fiscal sponsorship, equipment rental, and editing facilities.

Sisterspace of the Delaware Valley
1315 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sisterspace of the Delaware Valley is a non-profit volunteer organization devoted to the needs of the tri-state region's community of women-loving women.

SOA Watch N.E.
SOA Watch/NE is an organization which educates the public and Congress about the atrocities committed by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA). The SOA is located at Ft. Benning, Georgia and trains hundreds of soldiers from Latin America each year. Many of its graduates have been responsible for some of the worst human rights violation in our hemishphere. As part of a Pentagon PR campaign, the SOA was renamed in 2000: the Western Hemishere Institute for Security Cooperation.

Sex Workers Action Team (S.W.A.T.)
Fighting fees and fines! Battling bad management! Skewering stigma! Attacking alienation!
demand your rights as a sex worker!

To promote and support a national movement to end the use of solitary confinement and related forms of torture in US prisons. Campaign work is realized through grassroots organizing, research, public education, resource sharing, human rights training and policy advocacy.

Stop US Aid to Israel Now (SUSTAIN)
Philadelphians committed to stopping US aided apartheid and state terror in Palestine.

Students For a Democratic Society
SDS is the largest youth and student led organization in the nation, with more than 120 chapters. We organize for student power to win change at schools and in communities. We build strong chapters and win campaigns through courageous nonviolent action.

Taxi Workers' Alliance
The Taxi Workers Alliance of PA is the largest Taxi Driver Advocacy Group in the city of Philadelphia.

Teacher Action Group
TAG Philadelphia seeks to strengthen teacher voices in schools and policy decisions. While partnering with and empowering parent, student, and community groups, TAG is committed to fostering: A. school transformation. B. environments where students and teachers can thrive. C. community ownership and influence

Tenant Union Representative Network
Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, 3rd floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Here to to advance and defend the rights and interests of tenants and homeless people.

Termite TV Collective
Founded in 1992, Termite TV is a video collective with members based in Philadelphia, PA and Buffalo, NY. The mission of Termite TV Collective is to produce, distribute and facilitate the creation of experimental and activist media that challenges the status quo and provides an alternative to corporate media. We value working collaboratively across artistic disciplines, inspiring other artists, encouraging the expression of multiple styles and points of view, risk-taking, innovation and the blend of humor and intelligent critique in our work.

Up Against the Law - Philadelphia's Defunct Radical Legal Collective
Now extinct, but the website still contains some useful legal info.

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles.
Top quality low prices, everything you need for your apartment, a truckload of new stuff every day deco, retro, real wood, more. Tues-Sun 11:30-6:30 fundraiser for the African People's Education and Defense Fund. We pick up donations. We Deliver. Volunteers Wanted. Open meetings every Thursday night 7:30-8:30pm 1220 Spruce. 215-546-9616

Uhuru House
Office of the International People's Democratic Uhuru (Freedom)
Movement organizing for social justice and economic development for the
African community. Open meetings every Wednesday Night 7:30-9:30pm. 1021 S.
49th st. @ Chester in West Phila. more info 215-724-3535

Wages For Housework Campaign
PO Box 11795, Philadelphia, PA 19101
phone: (215)848-1120

War Resisters League
2211 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
WRL works for peace within a framework of social justice.

Swarthmore Students against the war. Has tons of news and resources.

WIARS Potluck - Whites Confronting Racism
WIARS potlucks are open to ALL people committed to anti-racist organizing, while actively holding a space for focusing on the role that white people must play in dismantling white supremacy.  Whites In Anti-racist Solidarity (WIARS) next whites confronting racism potluck will be Tuesday March 23rd, from 7-9 PM at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (2125 Chestnut, Philly, PA).

Women's Anti-Violence Education
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA
WAVE offers a drop-in, self-defense, class every Monday night. There is a sliding scale fee of $5-$20(pay what you can). Women of any age, size, or physical ability will benefit. Can't make it Monday? call about our full length self-defense courses offered regularly.

Women in Transition
21 South 12th Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Women In Transition provides counseling, referrals and advocacy to women in Philadelphia who are endangered by domestic violence and/or substance abuse.

Wooden Shoe Books
704 S Street
Philadelphia, PA
Anarchist bookstore owned and run by volunteer collective.

WPEB is a community radio station broadcasting from studios at 52nd and Hazel in West Philadelphia. We're still in the early stages of building our organization, so we could very much use your help. Come to our monthly general meeting or committee meetings to get involved!

Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project
The number of teenagers under the age of 18 who are held in adult jails and prisons in Pennsylvania has increased drastically over the last fifteen years.  The Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP) is building a youth-led movement to stop this trend by ending the practice of automatically trying and incarcerating young people as adults.  Through its work in the Philadelphia jails, YASP provides space for incarcerated young people to express themselves creatively and to develop as leaders both within and beyond the prison walls.  Young people who have been through the adult court system are at the forefront of YASP, leading the movement to keep teenagers out of adult prisons and to create new possibilities for youth around the city.

Youth Health Empowerment Project
To address this growing public health concern, dedicated adults and youth founded Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP). In 1994, Y-HEP began as a citywide pilot project to reduce the spread of HIV and STDs among adolescents and young adults in the Philadelphia area. Today Y-HEP is a vibrant, multi-faceted, community-based health and leadership development program for Philadelphia youth. Annually, Y-HEP serves over 8,000 high-risk, hard to reach teens and young adults through a range of activities.

Young Broadcasters of America
Builds intramural Satellites of young aspiring broadcasters (ranging from ages 9-19) throughout the Americas. YBA provides a platform for discussion about issues, concerns and interest of young peopleand encourages scholastic and moral excellence by rewarding those young people whom achieve high marks on report cards and who display altruistic values.

Youth United for Change
2801 Frankford Avenue Room 111
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Youth United for Change organizes and supports high-school students in Philadelphia working on education reform issues.