About the Community Partners


Origins of APM

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha was founded in 1970 as a response to the underserved Hispanic community in North Philadelphia. Since that time, the organziation has expanded to provide social services to the Hispanic community in Philadelphia in its entirety as well as in surronding counties.¹ APM's name translates to Association of Puerto Ricans on the Move, which reflects the spirit of advocacy and responsibility for the Eastern North community that continues to this day.²


An Eastern North for Everyone

Today, APM is among the leading social service organizations in Philadelphia. APM serves over 40,000 Philadelphians each year and strives towards helping Philadelphia area families achieve their full potential in life. Some of their 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.²

Visit APM's website to learn more about the organization and their impacts.


Works Cited

¹"51 is the new 50," APM's milestone anniversary and some of its post-pandemic plans. Al Día News. (n.d.). Retrieved April 7, 2022, from https://aldianews.com/local/philadelphia/apms-post-pandemic-plans

² "Who we are." Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM). (n.d.). Retrieved April 7, 2022, from https://apmphila.org/about-apm/who-we-are/

About the Community Partners