Patty Torres

Organizing Director

Patty Torres leads Make the Road Pennsylvania's organizing team, working in the cities of Allentown, Reading and Philadelphia. As Organizer Director, she supports and helps lead issue-based campaigns at the local, state and federal levels on immigrant rights, housing justice, climate justice, education rights and workers rights. Patty immigrated from Ecuador in 1993, she was influenced by her parents’ immigration status and worker conditions and her school environment which politicized her since high school and became a youth leader at Make the Road New York. Patty is a long time social justice organizer and has worked with Community Voices Heard, Northwest Community and Clergy Coalition, CASA-New Settlement, and has been a Social Justice Consultant for The Women Organizing Network, Center for Popular Democracy and Make the Road States. Patty is a Core Leadership Team member of The Women’s Organizing Network. Some of her prominent work has been focused on coalition building, direct action, and leadership development. She joined Make the Road Pennsylvania’s team in 2020 and lives in Reading with her husband and their two sons. Patty earned a bachelor's degree in Urban Studies and Public Administration from the City College of New York.


Patty Torres