Andrés Celin

Andrés Celin

Philadelphia City Council, District 7, PA

2023 Endorsement

Andrés is a seasoned educator, social worker, and community organizer with over a decade of experience working with families in eastern North Philly to create stronger communities. Originally from Cali, Colombia, he was raised as an organizer in Philly's Latine community. As the Lead Organizer with Youth United for Change, Andrés mentored and trained Kensington youth to advocate for change in their neighborhood schools and beyond.

After earning his MPA, Andrés joined Councilmember Helen Gym's office as Outreach Director, where he collaborated with unions and community organizations to build a more equitable Philadelphia. Thanks to these diverse experiences, Andrés has developed a unique perspective on the relationship between community organizing and transformative public policy.

As a Councilmember, Andrés is committed to advancing initiatives for affordable housing, community-based public safety, and opportunities for young people to learn and grow. With his extensive background in community organizing and public service, Andrés is poised to make a meaningful impact on Philadelphia's most pressing issues.