Kendra Brooks is running for an At-Large seat on the Philadelphia City Council.
Kendra was raised in Nicetown, Philadelphia where she still proudly resides with her four children. Kendra started at Community College of Philadelphia and worked her way through as a nursing assistant. She went on to receive a Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Temple University, and an MBA in Management from Eastern University.
Kendra’s activism landed her on Mayor Kenney’s nominating committee for the new Board of Education. Kendra has been involved with Parents United for Public Education and the Our City Our Schools coalition. She is a founder of Stand Up Nicetown, a group committed to ending gun violence in her neighborhood. She is also on the Steering Committee of 215 People's Alliance.
Kendra believes the city must increase its investment in and prioritize community-owned renewable energy projects by Black, Brown, and low-income communities in its energy procurement portfolio, divest from fossil fuel investments in the City Pension Fund, and reinvest in a just transition from fossil fuel efforts that center labor and environmental justice communities. Kendra has been proud to help lead educators, students and parents in successfully pressuring City Council to introduce multiple pieces of legislation to end the 10-year tax abatement to fund school clean up and hire more permanent union school maintenance staff. In addition to work around healthy schools,she has been active against the SEPTA power plant fight in Nicetown through attending hearings and rallies, connecting organizers with neighborhood activists, and getting her community involved.
Kendra will be a strong environmental advocate if elected, and we strongly urge you to vote for her on November 5.