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Philly Thrive

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Disaster Relief


Philly Thrive c/o Rachel Merriman-Goldring4727 Springfield Avenue #1FPhiladelphia, PA 19143 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

PHILLY THRIVE ORGANIZES FOR A GREEN ECONOMY We the people won back our Right to Breathe from a century of oil refining in South Philadelphia, and now justice is due. In October 2020, Philly Thrive launched our multi-year Right to Thrive campaign, seeking to repair 154 years of violence by achieving a complete clean up of the former refinery land, dignified jobs & investment in surrounding neighborhoods, and a permanent seat at the table for residents most impacted by the refinery. As the largest redevelopment since Philly was founded as a city, we will organize residents across neighborhoods and backgrounds to uproot environmental racism during the land’s rebirth so that future generations can Thrive in our city.


Through our organizing, Philly Thrive won a permanent closure of the PES oil refinery and an end to 154 years of pollution. Our current campaign contests for justice in the historic refinery site redevelopment - together we’re organizing to win a complete cleanup of the site and robust reinvestment in our neighborhoods. Philly Thrive also runs robust community support programs, including a youth summer camp, a gun violence healing circle, a women’s support circle, and a weekly food box delivery. We will continue to build people- power until everyone has a Right to Breathe, free from pollution, oppression, and a violent economy.

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