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PAAN History: 26 Years and Counting


Our unique history is made of up of a host of dedicated men and women who have worked to establish and build on our legacy of empowering youth, families, and the Philadelphia community for more than 25 years.

Here is a brief look at the two men who made the most significant impact on our agency.  Their heart and passion for people were so clearly evident to anyone that came in contact with them. They are remembered as father figures, strong leaders, and activists.

We salute our founder, James Mills, and his successor, Darryl Coates.

READ our full history here.

Our History