Ideas We Should Steal: The Posse Foundation

The 29-year-old organization sends promising high school grads in groups to 56 colleges across the nation. How about getting Philly in on that pipeline?

By Jill Harkins

The Opposite of Gentrification

Jumpstart Germantown, brainchild of developer Ken Weinstein, trains local residents to be their own community developers

By Jill Harkins

Planting a Future

West Philly’s landscaping nonprofit Green City Works trains and hires local residents to beautify their neighborhood—and gain the skills to get ahead

By Jill Harkins

Trust and Citizenship in the Trump Era

A new program by the Welcoming Center teaches new immigrants to be civically-engaged—so they can become citizens who make a difference

By Jill Harkins

Rx Green

Raw food saved Groothie founder Lisa Maguire from a lifetime of pain. Now she sells her green drink at Saxbys and—soon—at a grocer near you

By Jill Harkins

Sister Act(ion)

Impact100 Philadelphia harnesses the spending power of women to change the world around them

By Jill Harkins

Fail And Try Again

Maker Jawn at the Free Library gets Philadelphians of all stripes involved in the maker movement

By Jill Harkins

Meet the Disruptors: The One Health Company

Married duo Benjamin Lewis and Christina Lopes are revolutionizing animal testing to benefit both pets and people

By Jill Harkins

Ideas We Should Steal: Pedal to Porch

The Detroit group tempers the effects of gentrification by connecting newer and older residents through the power of storytelling

By Jill Harkins

Meet the Disruptor: Lorenzo Buffa

His South Philly-based Analog Watch Company makes “the opposite of an Apple watch”

By Jill Harkins