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PennPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. For decades, they’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests.

Campaign Jobs with PennPIRG to Protect Public Health! 

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. PennPIRG runs campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, and Fair Share Alliance.

In the summer of 2017, they worked on a campaign to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Overuse of antibiotics can breed resistant bacteria that would make illnesses such as pneumonia and post-surgery infections un-treatable. Public health officials such as the CDC, have warned that our antibiotics will stop working if we overuse them. However, 70% of our antibiotics are being used not by people who are sick, but by factory farmers. To protect our public health and to ensure our antibiotics are effective in the future, factory farms need to stop overusing our life-saving medicine.  In 2016, PennPIRG helped convince McDonalds and Subway to agree to stop using chicken and other meats raised on routine antibiotics. Now PennPIRG is calling on KFC, the largest fried chicken restaurant in the world, to follow suit. If PennPIRG keeps up the pressure, this will create an industry-wide shift, and slow the rise of antibiotic-resistant disease. Every year PennPIRG works on more issues in regards to public health. Find out how you can get involved below:

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Contact: (215) 732-3747

Location: 1429 Walnut St., Ste. 1100, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Updated 11/1/2019

GALAEI works to cultivate leadership in queer Latin@ communities by empowering and teaching the skills and tools to communities most affected to fight, organize and advocate for themselves. They build collective power and recognize the importance of focused collaboration with other community-based and advocacy organization to build power in communities as well as solidarity between other marginalized/oppressed peoples. Collectively, they work towards social justice as defined as a healthy community free from homo/transphobia, HIV and HIV-related stigma, racism, sexism, poverty, deportation, and incarceration.


The youth program works to support the empowerment of queer latin@ youth through individual coaching, group support, community engagement, and leadership development. Galaei provides a safe and affirming drop-in where youth are coached through various issues relating to sexual health, education, employment, conflict resolution, and trauma. Group activities allow queer latin@ youth to strengthen their social support system and facilitate dialogue about how they can make an impact in their community through organizing.


Galaei provides client-centered, non-judgmental HIV prevention services such as free condoms and lube; free, confidential HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing, sexual health counseling, same-day linkage to medical care for people diagnosed with HIV; and access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – the pill that helps prevent HIV. counselors aim to validate individuals’ feelings, calm their fears, and provide a holistic service to ensure people can lead healthy and happy lives, regardless of their HIV status.


TIP provides peer-based support for trans* individuals (trans* encompasses any individual who does not identify as cisgender). the program offers sexual health and HIV prevention counseling, mentorship with transitioning, help with name change, legal advocacy, referrals for housing and food, and opportunities to build community to work towards trans* justice.



Contact: 267-457-3912,

Location: 149 W Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Center for Returning Citizens

Updated 11/1/2019

The Center for Returning Citizens (TCRC) assists returning citizens in the transition from incarceration to society by providing job training, housing assistance, counseling services, legal aid, and referrals. TCRC helps individuals, families and communities with the adverse impacts of incarceration. TCRC was founded by a returning citizen,  is staffed by returning citizens and people who are sensitive to the needs and requirements of this specific population.

TCRC has served over 900 Returning citizens and their families in various ways in the Philly area and surrounding counties since 2012 and has a current caseload of 233 program participants. In Pennsylvania, approximately 3500 people re-enter society each year. We assist in developing life plans and creating pathways to success.  We begin by exploring employment and education opportunities, addressing housing and relationship issues, time and money management. If you are dedicated to these concepts, be part of TCRC as a program participant, family member, community sponsor, or volunteer!



Contact: 215-223-1680

Location: 3850 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA. 19140

AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance)

AORTA is a worker cooperative of trainers devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. We work as consultants and facilitators to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective, and community based projects through education, training and planning. We base our trainings on an intersectional approach to liberation because we believe that true change requires uprooting all systems of oppression.

Visions of Liberation

These workshop and consultation topics build our understanding of social movement and cooperative models so that we may incorporate these models and lessons into our work building movements for justice.

Anti-Oppression Education and Consultation

We examine how systems of power, privilege, and oppression operate on individual, institutional, and cultural levels. We seek not only to build analysis and understanding, but also to build tools for action and change.

Building Organizational Capacity

We provide services and trainings to strengthen core skills and build robust and effective organizations.

Further Consulting and Services

We provide individual consultation as well as skilled facilitation of meetings, retreats, and conflict resolution processes.




Clean Water Action

Clean Water Action is a one million member organization of diverse people and groups joined together to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Our goals include clean, safe and affordable water; prevention of health threatening pollution; creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses; and empowerment of people to make democracy work. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and solve environmental and community problems.

There are several internship and canvassing opportunities available in Philadelphia, Michigan, Boston and more. For more information, see:



Contact: 215-545-0250

Location: 1315 Walnut Street Suite 1650, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107