Welcome to East Oak Lane!

Settled in 1683 by William Penn, East Oak Lane is a beautiful urban neighborhood in northern Philadelphia (PA) that combines the quiet charm of tree-lined streets and historic homes with positive engaged interaction among people of diverse ethnicity, race, culture, creed, financial standing, and age. The residents of this community believe that this combination constitutes a highly desirable environment in which to build families, and raise and nurture children. We seek to encourage a spirit of neighborliness, mutual respect, cooperation, inclusiveness, and community esprit de corps.


Towards that aim, the Oak Lane Community Action Association (OLCAA), a non-profit organization, was established in 1970, with the purpose of serving to continually improve the quality of life for residents of East Oak Lane. OLCAA and its various committees work for the betterment of the community in partnership with city, state, and federal officials, local businesses, police and fire departments, religious institutions, and other community-based organizations.

With regard to zoning issues, OLCAA is also the Registered Community Organization (RCO) for East Oak Lane (since October 2012).  As such, early notification of zoning appeals should be directed to OLCAA.

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Open Letter from OLCAA's Board of Directors to Councilwoman Cherell Parker


OLCAA needs your input!

Please take a moment to complete and return the brief survey below.

OLCAA's mission is one of service to  the East Oak Lane community.  
The first Mural Arts mural in East Oak Lane (PASSi)

Interested in joining OLCAA's Board of Directors for 2020-2021?

Click here to nominate yourself or someone else!

Nomination deadline is Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

*All Zoning Board Hearings for April, as mentioned in April 2020's newsletter, have been cancelled. No new dates have been provided. New information will be published on the OLCAA website and on NextDoor when it is made available.



P.O. Box 2926

Philadelphia, PA 19141



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