Who We Are
APM envisions a community where every resident is engaged, encouraged to lead, and given opportunities to become self-reliant. Only then can everyone truly thrive. We recognize our responsibility to build that foundation.
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. At its inception, the organization had a staff of five and was housed in a Germantown Avenue storefront. Our name translates to Association of Puerto Ricans on the Move, reflecting the spirit of advocacy and responsibility for our community that we hold to this day. APM incorporated as a 501(c)(3) on September 9, 1971.
Today, APM serves 40,000 Philadelphians annually, operates on a combined budget of more than $65 million, employs 400 multilingual, skilled and dedicated professionals and offers an extensive range of bilingual and culturally sensitive services at 13 sites throughout North Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Our programs include affordable housing, food security, employment assistance, early child education and daycare, foster care and adoption, substance abuse treatment and behavioral health for adults.