A movement to end poverty that is led by the poor can only succeed if the member groups, leaders and participants have the skills, knowledge and capacity to organize and lead effective campaigns for systemic change.  A key part of PPEHRC is its educational arm that is concerned with the unity and development of the leaders of the Campaign.

As a result, PPEHRC holds educationals twice a month. These classes are generally held in Kensington at Liberty Choice (1939 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122). These classes focus on the leadership development and participation of the poor themselves and their allies. The goal is to teach important analytical and critical thinking skills, projects of survival, and ways to organize to take back our communities.

Anyone can attend these educationals by emailing

Below is a list of various topics that are discussed:

  • Housing Takeovers

  • How to Take Land

  • How to Grow Your Own Food

  • Door-to-Door Organizing

  • Classes on the Politics of Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness

  • Gentrification
  • Teaching the Importance of Developing New Alignments that can Lead to Political Independence

  • Communications & Technology – How to Break Down the Digital Divide

  • Breaking from the Non-Industrial Complex (charities controlled by corporations)