Who We Are

Aquinas Center is located on the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in a vibrant South Philadelphia neighborhood. The parish convent was repurposed in 2013 to respond to a growing desire for a welcoming space to offer mutual support and foster shared understanding across boundaries of class, race, ethnicity, language and geographic distance. A diverse community of immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and long-term neighbors comprise the Aquinas Center’s leadership team as well as those who take part in activities.