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Since its inception in 1970, APM has worked to implement and maintain initiatives in the areas of behavioral health; affordable housing options; home ownership; substance abuse treatment for adults; support services for families and individuals; head start, day care services, early intervention and child welfare.

APM was founded by a group of Puerto Rican Vietnam veterans who returned from the war and found that their own community was in need. The name Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (Association of Puerto Ricans on the Move) reflects the spirit of activism and emerging political consciousness of the Puerto Rican community during that time.

APM incorporated as a non-profit on September 9, 1971, and has since grown from a staff of five housed in a storefront on Germantown Avenue, to a broad network of social services offered throughout Philadelphia. APM is a bilingual/bicultural organization that employs close to 300 professionals.

As our community continues to grow, and our clients reflect the diversity of the surrounding neighborhoods, we will continue to evolve and respond to the community’s needs.

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APM Sugarcane Festival 2017

APM Sugarcane Festival 2017

A photo collage of the images of our 2017 Sugarcane Festival. June 3, 2017

Music by Funk Salsa Urban

 

 

 

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APM Sugarcane Festival 2016

APM Sugarcane Festival 2016

A photo display of the 2016 APM Sugarcane Festival.

Photos by Simon Bolivar and music by Franco Olivo Y Alto Voltaje.

 

 

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APM’s Bridget Palombo Receives First National Harkin AmeriCorps Award

Contact: Rick Olmos 267.296.7363

 

In a green cargo van, three people pull into a large warehouse in South Philadelphia with two hand carts and long list in hand.  This is a regular bi‐weekly visit for this group, and many of the vendors recognize

the young lady leading..

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Philly wins HUD Grant

Philly wins HUD Grant

Philadelphia Awarded $30 Million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Grant Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha will play major role in the relocation process and social services provided to residents

Philadelphia has been awarded a Choice Neighborhoods Grant. This is a $30 million grant from the United..

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APM part of HUD Grant

APM part of HUD Grant

Philadelphia Awarded $30 Million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Grant Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha will play major role in the relocation process and social services provided to residents

Philadelphia has been awarded a Choice Neighborhoods Grant. This is a $30 million grant from the United..

Posted by Acuta Support in Media Room