Code for Cancer

In a rebuke to the closed world of scientific research, a group of volunteer coders helped a Penn lab take on cancer

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

“Stop the Bleeding”

At the school district’s newest high school, students will also get an associates degree. Will that ensure they succeed in college?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday we celebrate the fairy tale that is Columbus. Saturday, let’s celebrate our real origins

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Tech for Philly

Startup guru Bob Moul has turned his attention to pushing computer science education in Philly schools. Is he the evangelist we need?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century

History Making Production’s biopic tells the story of a Philly legend, whose statue was unveiled this morning

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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