"Freedom is never given; it is won."





The mission of A. Philip Randolph Institute is to continue to fight for Human Equality and Economic Justice, and to seek structural changes through the American Democratic process. Our members are involved in voter registration, political and community education, lobbying, legislative action and labor support activities. 



 Our goal is to enhance the participation of the members of our community in society as a whole through education and comradery.


Educating our community on the different political, social, human, economic and civil issues which will affect their families income and way of life. We are involved in voter's registration, education and community supportive activities.


Providing job skill set for employment of ALL members of our community. Ex-felons, domestic violence victims, orphans, and immigrants all are in need of training to obtain employment to become productive members of their community.


Providing food, clothing and nutrition education for those in need. How does one begin to focus on their communities issues when their basic survival needs are not met? We aid and hope to continue doing so.


Through teaching self-worth by assisting someone with employment and life skills in order for them to help themselves we reduce crime, drug dependency, suicides etc. Which allows those who were once written off by society to flourish and thrive in society.


“The truth that one truly believes in is action.”

BAYARD RUSTIN  |  Co-Founder



The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) was established by co-founders A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin in 1965 shortly after the signing of the Voter Rights Act 1965. APRI is the senior constituency group of the AFL-CIO and host over 100 chapters throughout the United States. Once deemed by the FBI as the most dangerous black man in America, A. Philip Randolph is credited with organizing and initiating the 1964 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one of the most iconic and largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. 


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