Saving The Future, One Kid At A Time

An innovative Juvenile Justice Hub proposed by two Philly cops is a finalist for a Bloomberg Philanthropies grant. It’s time, they say, for smarter policing

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Judy Wicks’ Not-Shark Tank

The legendary Philly restaurateur and activist has coralled her baby boomer friends to help new entrepreneurs get ahead. It’s her way of creating the city she wants to live in

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Extreme Risk Protection Orders

In the wake of the latest school shooting, there is a common measure on the books in four states that acts as a temporary restraining order, but for guns. Can we at least agree on that?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

America Won the Super Bowl

Can last night’s win finally end Philly’s underdog story?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Everything You Need to Know About Safe Injection Sites

What we know and don’t know about the city’s controversial idea

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Melina Uncapher

In the latest in Drexel’s ExCITe Center’s Education Innovation series, a neuroscientist explores how brain science can improve student learning

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What to do about a problem like Pat Meehan

PA’s 7th District is up for grabs—but not that kind of grabbing. Can we elect a woman, please?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Video: Ken Frazier, Doer

Watch the Merck CEO who stood up to Trump being honored by the Urban Affairs Coalition

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Water—An Essay Contest

The Pamela & Ajay Raju Foundation, along with the Zoo, offers $15,000 to a student who can help solve our water crisis

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Tracking The Air We Breathe

A program to monitor inhaler use among Louisville asthma patients led to health-minded policy changes. Would it work in Philly, where asthma rates are sky high?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy