Do Something: Drink for the Dogs

Join the fight to end food insecurity in Philadelphia. Plus, sit in on an LGBTQ forum, toast pooches and female entrepreneurs and more ways to be an awesome citizen this week

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Leah Buechley

As part of a Drexel series on rethinking learning, the former MIT educational technologist grapples with the inequities her work can bring to education

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Winner Is …

We gave away $5,000 to one random voter yesterday. Amber Kipp won for being a good citizen.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Pro-Choice Election

Our City Controller debate this week showed why voters will be the real winners on Tuesday: They’ll have a real choice.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: On the Table Philly

More than 100 hosts have signed up to share a meal and a conversation with their neighbors on May 23. Their main concern? Building community.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

It Pays to Vote … Again

Vote on May 16. You could win $5,000.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Not-So-Sweet Smell of School Success

Parental support for neighborhood schools is what advocates say we need most. But what happens when you get too much of a good thing?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Veterans and Civic Engagement

At our Citizen Town Hall last week, we offered a way for vets to continue their commitment to service: With local civic engagement

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen Speaks: The University and The City

Our sold-out Citizen Speaks event brought five city university presidents together for the first time. Hopefully it's not the last

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Black Degrees Matter

A campaign led by Boys’ Latin is forcing the city to face a painful truth

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy