What does PCM do?
The Philly Children's Movement knows that families and schools are critical spaces for building racially just communities. We envision a world in which all people are liberated, whole, and valued. We work to dismantle racism, anti-Blackness, and White supremacy. Our organizing for racial justice happens in schools, community events, child-centered activism, and racial justice campaigns.
Work with Schools
Activism & Organizing
PCM CORE MEMBERS
In September, Jeannine Cook (a founding member of PCM and owner of Harriett’s Bookshop) invited PCM to take part in an evening with Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning, Antiracist Baby, and How to be an Antiracist. Kendi’s stunning new children’s book, Magnolia Flower, is an adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s short[…]
As a collective, PCM has been working to align our work more with the goals and practices of mutual aid. PCM sees mutual aid as organizing children and families to challenge unequal systems by working to care for each other and meet the needs in our community. One idea we hope to highlight is how[…]
PCM Core Member, Ty Johnson (he/him) is an educator in Philadelphia, who specializes in special education, science, reading, and math. Ty completed leadership training with PhillyPLUS, where he learned to balance adaptive and technical skill sets to drive teacher improvement and gains in student outcomes. His greatest achievements came while serving as an Assistant Principal[…]
We are very appreciative of the General Operating Support grant we received from The Allen Hilles Fund, which directly supports our work in communities! The Hilles Fund makes grants to organizations that provide education, youth development and community development opportunities, and help neighborhoods and/or communities organize, plan, and work together to improve their quality of[…]
We would like to thank Yani and the RESIST grant-making panel for this amazing award! Your trust in us to “do the work” of racial justice organizing for children and families means the world!! About RESIST: Resist is a foundation that supports people’s movements for justice and liberation. We redistribute resources back to frontline communities[…]
Big thanks to Chestnut Hill Local journalist, Kate Dolan and newspaper editor, Walt Maguire for covering PCM’s Bringin’ the Joy – Art+Activism summer playground series!! Check out the full article HERE!
A huge thank you to Grid Magazine journalist Constance Garcia-Barrio for including PCM in this insightful article. We hope that readers will be encouraged to learn more about anti-racism parenting, and will seek additional educational resources & tools to engage in healthy discussions about race & racism.
We are so excited to be the recipient of a Black-led Organization grant from the Patricia Kind Family Foundation!! This grant will provide PCM with general operating support throughout the 2021-2022 fiscal year!! Thank you to the Patricia Kind Family Foundation team for this awesome award. We are truly grateful!! About Patricia Kind Family Foundation[…]
We would like to thank Bread & Roses for awarding Philly Children’s Movement with a Future Fund grant! We are extremely grateful to be a Future Fund grantee, and we are very excited about the opportunities & resources this grant will provide for future PCM activities & operations!! About Bread & Rose – from www.breadrosesfund.org:[…]
Nicole Fisher (she/her) joined Philly Children’s Movement in Spring 2021 as PCM’s Organizing Director. Nicole is a native Philadelphian, educated at McCall Elementary School, Central High School, Howard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Nicole has an extensive background in the visual & performing arts; apparel design for womenswear brands, film & stage; arts[…]