Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM)

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The Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM) gives the following descriptive information:

APM is a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development non-profit organization serving the Philadelphia area. Our mission is to help families achieve their greatest potential.

  • Health Services.
  • Human Services.
  • Community Development.


APM is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our vision is a community where all families are self reliant; where children are protected and nurtured to become future leaders, and where residents are engaged in their community.

Since its inception in 1970, APM has worked to implement and maintain initiatives in the areas of behavioral health; affordable housing options; home ownership; substance abuse treatment for adults; support services for families and individuals; head start, day care services, early intervention and child welfare.

APM was founded by a group of Puerto Rican Vietnam veterans who returned from the war and found that their own community was in need of aid. The name Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (Association of Puerto Ricans on the March) reflects the spirit of activism and emerging political consciousness of the Puerto Rican community during that time.

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The tag "Serves-Everyone" was added in response to APM's web pages and logo that say "for everyone." ~Stan