Amen Brown

Amen Brown

Pennsylvania House, District 190, PA

Amen Brown is a community servant and has always invested in his community, as the 190th district is home. Amen was born and raised in West Philadelphia, where he overcame many obstacles such as: poverty, homelessness, an absentee father, and more. But, through those hardships and experiences, he persevered and made it his mission to create change in his community through his lived experiences. If it were not for the support of the community growing up, he would not be the person he is today.

Amen matriculated through the Philadelphia public school system, attending Hamilton, Sayre, and Overbrook High Schools. After graduating from Overbrook High School, he successfully gained employment as a Coordinator for University of Pennsylvania Sayre Community School Beacon, which sparked a new passion - working with children. From there, he opened a daycare center to help single mothers like his get to work and provide for their families. He also founded the Overbrook Beacon Community Empowerment Center not far from his alma mater to offer after-school care and programming on: gun violence prevention, financial literacy, drug prevention, technology, dance classes, and mental health awareness.

Amen has great passion for his community. His pride is shown in a variety of ways that include him organizing events, such as street cleanups and beautification initiatives, back to school drives, and clothing and food giveaways during the holidays, as well as providing resources to community members that need a little assistance.