Helping Families Achieve Their Greatest Potential Since 1970.


Since its humble beginnings, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM) has worked to implement and maintain initiatives for Philadelphians in need.

Before Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM), basic social services were largely unavailable to Philadelphia’s Latino residents.  In 1970, a group of Puerto Rican social activists sought to energize the community and help bring to it its fair share of resources.  APM’s success is the result of their efforts.

In 1970, the organization had a staff of five and was housed in a storefront on Germantown Avenue.  Today, APM employs over 300 professionals and offers a broad network of services at 13 sites throughout North Philadelphia.  Its headquarters at Paseo Verde was designated by the US Green Building Council as a Triple Platinum LEED project, the first such development in the United States to receive this designation.  As the community has grown and diversified, so has APM, as it continues to provide high-quality, culturally competent services to tens of thousands of Philadelphians each year.  The organization embodies its slogan “APM for Everyone.”

 Today, APM is recognized as one of Philadelphia’s leading social service organizations, providing substance abuse treatment for adults; support services for families and individuals; early childhood education; financial services; affordable housing; kinship care, treatment foster care, and adoption services.

APM’s First Headquarters on Germantown Avenue


APM’s First Board of Directors


APM’s First President Dr. Sierra


50th Anniversary Diamond Sponsors


50th Anniversary Sponsors

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation and National Equity Fund



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