History

History

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 Newsletter September 2019

APM Newsletter September 2019

 

APM Joins Aetna at the Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier 

Vote for APM in the Aetna Voices of Health Competition!

 

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with APM!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with APM!

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), we celebrate the rich histories, varied cultures, and important contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.  There is a lot to see and do in the city through the month, and..

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Effort to Alleviate Pain Now Causing Pain for Millions

Effort to Alleviate Pain Now Causing Pain for Millions

It Started As an Effort to Alleviate Pain…And Now It’s Causing Pain for Millions

If you’ve been in a doctor’s office in the last twenty years, you’ve probably seen it. It’s a chart of cartoon faces ranging from big smiles to frowns and grimaces. It first debuted in the mid-1990s,..

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Gift of Love Children’s Benefit: November 21, 2019

Gift of Love Children’s Benefit: November 21, 2019

Save the Date!

2019 Gift of Love
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Union Trust, 717 Spring Garden Street

The APM Gift of Love Children’s Benefit is an annual gathering that celebrates bringing love, hope, and happiness..

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APM and Aetna Partner for a Day of Service

APM and Aetna Partner for a Day of Service

July 30, 2019, Philadelphia – Partnerships between the business and non-profit sectors continue to enhance communities.  A great example of such a partnership was the recent Day of Service co-hosted by Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM) and Aetna. The two groups..

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APM Celebrates Our “CFO of the Year” Rasak Azeez

APM Celebrates Our “CFO of the Year” Rasak Azeez

Photo courtesy Philadelphia Business Journal – Paul Coker

We are proud to celebrate APM’s CFO Rasak Azeez! The Philadelphia Business Journal recognized Rasak in its July 2019 feature article, “CFO of the Year: Saluting the Leading Chief Financial Officers in..

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