Men United for a Better Philadelphia

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Men United for a Better Philadelphia calls itself "a grass roots organization of volunteers committed to reducing violence in the city of Philadelphia and other urban areas. MUBP is a Registered Charitable Organization with the State of Pennsylvania, with a pending 501 (c) 3."

Meetings are the first Saturday of each month.

Alternate Description

Men United for a Better Philadelphia (MUBP) is a movement comprised of a group of activists from across the city focused on reducing violence in the City of Philadelphia. Initially motivated by the alarming number of drug-related homicides, the organization will focus as its core mission re-educating men through positive activities. This will be done through a network of support services for men focused on attracting young men away from the type of lifestyles associated with criminal activity.

MUBP believes men must take back the streets and organize at the grass roots level to launch a meaningful attack on negative attitudes that are contributed to the destruction of families and neighborhoods.

Through the group’s work, MUBP is able to identify the needs of men in the community and develop the model to fill in the gaps in services coming to men. The biggest gap identified was the need for a comprehensive plan or model to provide services to men that would build self-esteem, increase positive hopes of the future and decrease the negative perceptions that men sometimes have of themselves.