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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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Greetings, East Oak Lane Residents!


You are invited to attend a Community Information Session on Wednesday, October 19 starting at 6:00 PM at 6637 North 11th Street, The Oak Lane Presbyterian Church.

Presenters are:

6:00 PM - Anthony Phillips, the designated candidate for the vacancy in the 9th Council District, formerly held by Cherelle Parker

6:30 PM - Philly Solarize, a part of the Energy Authority, with information on solar panels use and installation programs 

7:00 PM - Isaiah Thomas, EOL resident, Councilman-at-Large, regarding Philly Watchdog Fund, a proposal to reward residents for information regarding illegal dumping, alcohol sales, unsafe vehicles, and other Quality of Life infringements


This Community is known for its civic engagement and investment. Your time and attention are both valuable. Please come out to hear a candidate who wishes to affect and design changes in your life.

How you can SAVE money on an alternate electric cost.

How you can GAIN FUNDS if you See Something, Say Something. 


For purposes of material and staffing provisions, RSVP by Monday, October 17 to: or or call 215-224-2777.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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OLCAA turned 50 this year!
Click here to find out how we are celebrating this milestone with          all of East Oak Lane!

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

Please join the OLCAA campaign to raise funds to prevent unwanted development in EOL!


OLCAA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible and non-refundable.


Please make your check out to OLCAA, write “Development” in the memo line, and send to: OLCAA, P.O. Box 2926, Philadelphia, PA 19141 - or donate via GoFundMe (credit cards accepted) by clicking the button below or by going to the GoFundMe page linked here.


Thank you for your generosity!

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