Students To The Rescue

Students from 20 Philly high schools tackle food insecurity, food waste and school violence through the Aspen Challenge.

By Gillian McGoldrick

Citizen of the Week: Simon Bonenfant

An 8th grader at St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments is already more politically active than most Philadelphians

By Gillian McGoldrick

The Citizen Recommends: Sodas With The Citizen and Connor Barwin

South Philly restaurateurs are matching soda tax revenue to donate to their local school. Join us in celebrating them

By Gillian McGoldrick

Problem Solving Must-Reads: A Time-Tested Citizen’s Action Guide

Plus: Incubators are keeping new businesses alive, and niche principal training

By Gillian McGoldrick

Problem Solving Must-Reads: A Court That Puts Families First

Plus: Fixing infrastructure through private partnership and a database of artists

By Gillian McGoldrick

Citizen of the Week: Rehka Dhillon-Richardson

The University City resident has turned her passion for the environment into a local girls climate summit and two trips to the U.N.—all by the age of 17

By Gillian McGoldrick

Problem Solving Must-Reads: ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Reduce Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients

Plus: PA Treasurer's investment in underserved markets, and "angel shots" to help women stay safe

By Gillian McGoldrick

Problem Solving Must-Reads: A small town’s unique fight against opioid abuse

Plus: Killer wasps killing climate change, and Pittsburgh's successful bike-share program

By Gillian McGoldrick

Problem Solving Must-Reads: A City’s Post-Coal Rise

Plus: Teen Science Cafes and No More Lead Pipes in Lansing

By Gillian McGoldrick

Citizen of the Week: The Dogs of Nellie’s Schoolhouse

The therapy dogs of Nellie’s Schoolhouse have helped children cope with autism, depression and anxiety.

By Gillian McGoldrick