Philadelphia Unemployment Project

“Organizing for Justice and Serving the Unemployed”

Since 1975, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project has organized the poor and unemployed to fight for economic justice, bringing diverse groups together to bring about major changes that benefit millions of unemployed and impoverished.  PUP has helped the unemployed link with coalition partners in the labor, religious, community civil rights and women’s movements to increase our power.

Our victories prove that, once organized, working people and the unemployed can be a powerful voice in the city, state, and nation. PUP’s sister organization the Unemployment Information Center has also played a important role by providing research, direct services and organizing support to jobless Philadelphians and PUP since 1976.


Volunteer opportunities are available to students in different departments, such as volunteers to assist clients with using the computer lab as part of our job search services. Please contact us for more opportunities.



Contact: 215-557-0822,

Location: 112 North Broad Street, 11th Floor ~ Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.