Founded in 1984, the Parks Alliance is the voice of Philadelphia’s parks and recreation users—advocating for and supporting one of the largest urban recreation systems in the country. We work towards Philadelphia becoming a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable city for all.
Location: 5070 Parkside Ave #3500a, Philadelphia, PA 19131
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission guides the development efforts of the fifth largest city in the U.S. The staff of the Commission handles daily zoning, environmental and design reviews, conducts research, and provides planning education to the public. In addition, the staff is working on its new comprehensive plan Philadelphia2035.
Location: 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
The Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) is committed to social and economic equity for low-income women and their families. WCRP develops affordable housing; provides supportive services; advocates for policy change; and honors and promotes leadership, dignity, and justice in various communities.
Location: 100 W. Oxford Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Through advocacy and education, the Bicycle Coalition leads the movement to make bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for anyone in Greater Philadelphia. Building on their success in getting over 200 miles of bike lanes, inspiring the Circuit trail network and bringing bike share to Philadelphia, they advocate for a connected network of streets safe for bicycling and walking.
Since 1972, the Bicycle Coalition has partnered with community, governmental, public and private actors in order to effect change that makes our streets safer for everyone.
Location: 1500 Walnut St # 1107, Philadelphia, PA 19102
PCDC is a grassroots, non-profit, community-based organization. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and promote Chinatown as a viable ethnic, residential and business community.
Location: 301-305 North 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
LISC is an impact investor and community development financial institution. With residents and local partners, LISC helps to create great places to live, work, visit, do business, and raise families.
LISC’s Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) is a comprehensive, place-based approach to resident-led neighborhood revitalization. Working closely with organizations led by residents, local leader and stakeholders, LISC helps neighborhoods craft multi-faceted plans that address a myriad of concerns and opportunities. These plans provide an agreed-upon blueprint for the revitalization process and help partners attract greater investment for affordable housing and other real estate development and additional resources for family income supports, economic development, education, community safety, resident leadership, and arts and culture.
Philadelphia LISC has designated four SCI neighborhoods in Philadelphia: West Philadelphia, Eastern North Philadelphia, Kensington, and Fairhill.
Location: 718 Arch Street, Suite 500 South Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for a diverse nine-county region in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 50 years, DVRPC convenes the widest array of partners across a nine-county, two state region to increase mobility choices, protect and preserve natural resources, and create healthy communities that foster greater opportunities for all. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection, economic development, and equity.
Location: 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520
Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.
Location: 5400 Lindberg Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19143
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of our community through direct service and outreach in the Philadelphia region.
APM offers a full spectrum of bilingual and culturally sensitive social services related to education, health, human services, and community & economic development.
Location: 1900 N. Ninth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122