Black History Family Resource Day

For Black History Month we are going out of our way to be in our communities more and give back. In need of items such as coats, diapers, hygiene products, children’s clothes, children’s pajamas, hats/gloves/scarves, books? Join us at the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) 2013 Ridge Ave. Phila. PA 19121, Youth and Family Center (located on the First Floor to the LEFT upon entrance), Monday, February 27th from 10 am 3 pm to pick up free resources for you and your family. We will also have Free phones available through Assurance Wireless (please see eligibility below). We look forward to seeing you there!

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Meet Mr. Joshua Garner

If you’ve never met him, you’ll want to! Mr. Joshua Garner will be spearheading the ICJ Peer Support Program 

Having been released a little over a year ago, Mr. Garner has accomplished A LOT. He has given countless hours to philanthropic work giving back to the community, from bookbag giveaways to children in need, helping the homeless, leading expungement clinics, and more. He has done speaking engagements and panels to educate and advocate on the injustices of the carceral system. While Mr. Garner used to work at the Institute for Community Justice, he is now the Lead Certified Paralegal of Igwe Law Firm. He founded and operates Right to be Free, a nonprofit that assists juvenile lifers in obtaining clemency, and will be attending Harvard University’s distance learning program.

We welcome you Mr. Garner, and are excited for what’s to come!

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Holiday Toy Drive

Help make the season of giving bright for children and teens of all ages!

We are collecting toys, books, coats, gift cards, etc.


We would like to emphasize donating items catered to adolecents ages 14+

Donations Accepted Now through December 20th, 2022

For more information on the

Holiday Toy Drive please contact:

Send Toy Donations to:

The Institute for Community Justice

Attn: Brenda Bowens
1207 Chestnut St. Floor 2
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Checks payable to: The Institute for Community Justice

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ICJ Holiday Toy Drive 2021

Please join the Institute for Community Justice, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Auto & Parole, and Mann Up Association, Inc. for the annual Holiday Toy Drive to support children of incarcerated parents.

Accepting new and unwrapped gifts through December 22, 2021. Mail or drop-off toys at 1207 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

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Culture of Health: Healing Ourselves to Heal Our Communities

This panel, facilitated by some of our most passionate mental health and wellness experts, will explore the effects of trauma and injustice within our communities and outline the urgent need for healing and stability as we push through the uncertainty, instability and collective pain imposed upon our communities by the troubling events of our current climate.

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