As a community based organization, it’s important for us at Juntos to be located in the community which we serve. Unfortunately, last month we were notified that we are unable to renew our lease for our space because there will be a coffee shop going up instead. We are literally being gentrified out.
For 15 years Juntos has been located in the heart of South Philadelphia, where a large majority of new latino-immigrants establish themselves. Our office has always been a space where community members can drop in for the services they need or to find a safe space. Being forced out of our neighborhood would put an end to this.
Gentrification is a real issue for poor black and brown communities in Philadelphia, every year our people are forced out of the communities that we’ve built so that others may profit from them.
So we need your help. Help us stay in our community by helping us raise enough money to find a new location for Juntos in the neighborhood as soon as possible.
Please consider donating to help us reach our goal of $10,000 to cover the costs to stay in South Philly.