PEHKA’s vision is to promote education, research, and improvements in human health and development by focusing on the relationships between people and their environments.

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We partner with:

  • Community organizations
  • Academic faculty
  • Schools and neighborhoods

Through multidisciplinary collaborations between grassroots, community, government, and education sources, opportunities emerge for innovation and creative choices for action and empowerment.

“I just want to say how pleased and happy we all are, both pupils and teacher, me..they seem to work more calm(ly) now.  Even…the placement of  tables became excellent. You must have…magic with your hands.  You sat children with each other that I never would have done. Suddenly they just went along. Even two of my… girls that should not be in the same classroom because they always fight have become good friends now. They will now play after school, even sleep over in the weekend!! I’ m just floored but happy. Thank you.”  Bettan, Teacher at Annerstaskolan School, Sweden.

“Trying to do the impossible and change what has happened to workers and residents in South Philadelphia… your help and your organization is the Light we needed. When we needed help, you have never failed to help me or RTK Committee.  Mable Mallard, Director, Right to Know Committee South Philadelphia

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