Members of St. Paul’s are passionate about tackling social injustices regionally and globally, breaking down ceilings and overcoming societal challenges. , Historically, many of our parishioners have been actively involved in social justice endeavors throughout the twentieth century. A few of these efforts included:
participating in the Greensboro sit-ins;
serving as the first African American high school teacher in the Philadelphia school system;
leading as first person of color to serve as assistant commissioner for basic education in the Pennsylvania Department of Education;
breaking the glass ceiling as first African American and first woman to receive an MBA in accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Today, our congregation continues to build on this legacy: