Meet The Disruptor: QSPACES

Queer and trans people have worse health outcomes than the general public. A local couple is trying to change that with a Yelp-like doctors app for LGBTQ Philadelphians

By Emma Eisenberg

In the street, we are Philadelphians

Last year, our writer left the Mummers parade worried for her adopted city. This year, she wonders if it’s a sign of hope

By Emma Eisenberg

Living Music

How music venue World Cafe Live is filling a gap for Philadelphia school students

By Emma Eisenberg

Small Groups Moving Mountains

Bread & Roses Community Fund launches a project that proves philanthropy isn’t just for rich people and foundations—it’s available to every citizen who cares about changing their world

By Emma Eisenberg

Reading between the Co-Ops

A book club series by Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance seeks to turn collective ideas into worker-owned businesses—from groceries to builders to sex workers

By Emma Eisenberg

Camp Strong

The week-long Camp Sojourner, for mostly Philly girls of color, turns campers into confident leaders—for life

By Emma Eisenberg

Bobbing and Weaving Through A Minefield

Filmmaker El Sawyer has gone from from prisoner to presidential advisor with one goal: Helping ex-inmates make it on the outside

By Emma Eisenberg

We Are Mantua

A community-led effort is paving the way for a “greenway” in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods

By Emma Eisenberg

The Citizen Recommends: Racism is a Sickness

An interactive art exhibit at The Ethical Society speaks to and with visitors about racism—and how it can change

By Emma Eisenberg

The Voice They Were Born To Use

Through Philadelphia Student Union, high schoolers are encouraged to speak out against the injustices they see in their schools—and to become active and engaged citizens for life

By Emma Eisenberg