Building One Pennsylvania
Building One Pennsylvania is an emerging statewide organization of community leaders from diverse sectors – including municipal, school, faith, business, labor and civic – who are joining together to stabilize and revitalize their communities, reinvigorate local economies, and promote regional opportunity and sustainability.
B1PA was launched in 2010 as a project of two organizations – Good Schools Pennsylvania and the Southeastern Pennsylvania First Suburbs Project, to address the inequities caused and intensified by regional divisions that lead to structurally diminishing tax bases and declining schools, neighborhoods and municipal services. The two organizations had worked collaboratively on school finance reform, winning a legislative victory in 2008 that increased state funding to diverse, fiscally challenged school districts. In July 2012, Building One Pennsylvania became its own non-partisan, non-profit organization. Building One Pennsylvania works in partnership with Building One America.