The Citizen Recommends: Germination Project Gala

Next week inaugurates the third year of the teen mentoring program. Meanwhile, its first class heads to college

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Do Something: Love, Fred Hampton-style

A play about Civil Rights martyr Fred Hampton, a chance to learn about voting and who to vote for, adopt a new pet and other phenomenal ways to be a good citizen this week.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

24 Ways To Help Philly Schools

Make this the year you do your part. Because better schools are better for all of us

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Meet the Disruptor: NeedsList

The Philly-based tech startup crowdfunds humanitarian aid for the 25 million refugees worldwide. It is a game-changer in how we all can be part of the solution

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Median Matters

What we’re talking about when we talk about South Philly parking wars

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Protecting Women From Gun Violence

Washington became the first state in the country to alert women when their abusers try to buy a gun. It’s one of many ways we could do more to keep them safe

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Patients are People First

An arts program at Jefferson University brings students and patients with dementia together for a lesson that’s often missing from healthcare: Empathy

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Building a Better Principal

The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders trains the city’s best principals to be entrepreneurial thinkers. It may be the only way to succeed in the job

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Participatory Budgeting

In Boston, New York and Paris, city officials gives residents money from their budgets to spend as they see fit. Philadelphians should get the same chance

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Do Something: Celebrate America

Say, "Hello Kitty!" Plus, attend a revolutionary art exhibition, celebrate diversity and more ways to be an awesome citizen this week.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy