Police Athletic League of Philadelphia



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Since 1947

Philly PAL is... "Cops Helping Kids."

We aspire to be the premier youth-serving organization in the city, by reducing crime,
promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes.

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PAL is a youth development organization offering educational, athletic, recreational, character-building, and cultural programs to Philadelphia’s youth, ages 6-18.  All PAL programs are fun, safe, and FREE.  PAL programming fills the dangerous void for Philadelphia kids during after-school and summertime hours by providing constructive activities and supervision.

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People are at the heart of PAL.
PAL is comprised of committed men and women in blue, a dedicated civilian staff, and generous supporters and partners. Click below to meet us!

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2 weeks ago

Out of an abundance of caution, and in line with Governor Wolf’s recommendations to keep Pennsylvanians safe, the Executive Committee of the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (PAL) Board of ... See more

4 weeks ago
Philadelphia 76ers

"The ability to help them achieve better life outcomes over time is unique."

Last night at our 34th Annual PAL Night, Managing Partner, Josh Harris, and his wife, Marjorie, hosted 80 local youth and ... See more

4 weeks ago
Team Hosts Annual PAL Night | Philadelphia 76ers


Monday night at The Center brought a big win for the 76ers - and an even bigger win for a group of special guests from the Philadelphia community.While the Sixers were facing the Atlanta Hawks, the ... See more



1 week ago
Two great anecdotes to share involving our friends @USPS

Sabrina at the Richmond Post Office was a delight and real help for us today. Thank you! https://t.co/sJvtiUn8e0
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1 week ago
While PAL Centers are closed, PAL officers are supporting this effort to feed kids across the city. Find a meal site near you
https://t.co/P6fhr6NsKz @PPDKCampbell @quallit

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Among my biggest fans is my PAL officer, Cedric Jones. Officer Jones has been a primary source of encouragement and has supported me from the first day we met inside the PAL gym at 59th and Elmwood. Whether it was convincing me to learn how to play ping pong, listening as I made the decision to attend Duke, or offering pre-and post-game advice… he has become a mentor, a parental figure, a role model, and a friend, just as many other PAL Officers have done for thousands of kids throughout Philadelphia.
Amile Jefferson,PAL Aumnus/Scholarship Recipient
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Officer Ernie is a great mentor to everyone in the center. He has truly supported my every endeavor…. from helping me pick out a dress at the Cozen Prom boutique, to teaching me the fundamentals of indoor soccer. He is an inspiration to all of us Rizzo PAL kids, and has helped me realize my own potential through sports, educational programs like mock trial, and the Positive Images service learning and mentoring program.
Sarah M, Rizzo PAL Participant
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It is a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for PAL.  As a member of the Philadelphia business and media community, I feel an obligation to give back to the community I serve.  PAL allows me the opportunity to impact the lives of children in the area by helping to provide them with a safe haven after school and in the summer. The PAL officers and staff provide scholastic and athletic development, but even more importantly, they offer the self esteem boosts and the positive role models children need to thrive.
Vince Giannini PAL Board Member/Donor
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