Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission

We engage, educate, and empower our neighbors to support candidates and policies that put people and the planet before profit.

Our Vision

We envision a society healed of trauma and oppression, that affirms universal human rights to healthcare, education, food, housing, a living income, and a sustainable environment.

Our Values

Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks is committed to promoting fair and just political, legal and economic systems.  Social, racial and economic justice is at the core of all we do as we work to promote a society in which all people are treated with dignity and fairness, all are free of discrimination and unequal treatment, and all have the right to live fully and enjoy a meaningful life.

As we work together to create a better world, these are the values that guide us.

1. Accountability

We hold politicians answerable for their promises and their actions, and we expect that we too will fulfill our commitments, work responsibly with each other, and be true to the values we profess.

2. Equity & Inclusion

We hold all human lives to be of equal value and believe that each person is entitled to basic human rights.  We welcome all peoples’ participation, without regard to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, age, abilities, or religion, and value all the diversity they bring.  As we work together to achieve the common good, we believe that there is more that unites us than separates us.

3. Compassion

Recognizing that we live in an interdependent world, we understand that we are all neighbors and that harm done to one is harm done to all of us. We act for justice in the political realm and treat one another with neighborly concern.

4. Collaboration & Partnership

We believe that working creatively with one another and other community and advocacy groups builds a more powerful movement for social and economic change. When seeking solutions to structural injustices, we reach out and follow the leadership of the communities that are most directly affected.

5. Leadership

We believe in stepping up courageously as an organization and as individuals and stepping back to make room for others to lead in their time. We are committed to cultivating, growing and supporting leaders for our organization and respecting the lead of other organizations within our coalitions.

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