Citizens of the Week: Student Gun Reform Activists

Thousands of high schoolers from around the region will walk out of school Wednesday to protest inaction on gun control. And we should thank them

By Jamie Bogert

Citizen of the Week: Yoni Nadav

The North Philly business owner will give a $75 gift card today to anyone who turns in a gun, no questions asked

By Jamie Bogert

The Citizen Recommends: V2 Creation Myth

Earlie Bird Productions updates the (now controversial) feminist classic The Vagina Monologues for the Trump Era

By Jamie Bogert

We’ll Be Alright

A new Aspen Challenge kicked off this week, putting the world’s problems in the hands of local high schoolers to solve. They just might do it

By Jamie Bogert

This is your grandma’s coffee shop

Old City’s Frieda Cafe offers the opposite of working remotely: Human interaction across the ages

By Jamie Bogert

Do Something: Act Up

It's a big week for our birds. But first, attend film screenings, see music that supports marginalized communities, and kick off a week of action.

By Jamie Bogert



Book Signing: The New Localism

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

at The HIVE

Join authors Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak for a conversation about those who hold the real power in cities today—the problem-solvers.  

Do Something: Engage With Your Community

Happy New Year! The Citizen is here to help you lean in to those resolutions. This week, join the discussion to ban fracking, fundraise for records, support North Philly.

By Jamie Bogert

Do Something: Get Outside

The holidays are dwindling, the new year is on its way, so The Citizen is here to help get those New Year's resolutions started. This week, give blood, support suicide prevention, enjoy the winter wonderland, and more.

By Jamie Bogert

Challah for Campus Hunger

A 13-year-old hunger-fighting group with 10,000 student volunteers turns it attention to a crisis in its midst: campus hunger

By Jamie Bogert