Las Voces de María/Voices of María: Carlos Torres Avilés and Carlos Javier Torres
As part of a series on Hurricane Maria evacuees, a son’s plea for school and safety brings a small family to start over in Philly
Las Voces de María/The Voices of Maria: Karenina Angleró
After a hurricane and an assault at home, a Puerto Rican evacuee starts over in Philly. Can she convince her new neighbors to care about the island?
Las Voces de María/The Voices of Maria: Melvin Rodríguez-Rodríguez & Angel Isían
As part of a series about Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees, a couple looks to rescue their homeland—from a new home in Philly
Las Voces de María/The Voices of Maria: Jorge Muñoz
As part of a series about Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees, a young man predicts devastation—but is overwhelmed by what is left behind
Las Voces de María/The Voices of Maria: Raúl and Asaf Berríos
In the first of a series about Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees, a musician and his son survive on their “island in an island”—until finally fleeing to Philly
Those Who Left
Hurricane Maria has created a hidden evacuee crisis in Philadelphia. A Puerto Rican writer living here launches a project with The Citizen to tell the stories of those forced to flee
Do Something: Dance for Puerto Rico
This week, jam out to an all-female ensemble to help Puerto Rico, learn about veganism as a tool for social justice, discuss radical Black feminism, and more!
Ideas We Should Steal: Public Montessori Schools
In Puerto Rico, an experiment in alternative education is getting results in a district with struggling schools and high poverty. Could it work here?
Do Something: March for Women
This week, join thousands on the Parkway to celebrate women, support pipeline fighting nuns, learn about the opioid epidemic, and more!
Do Something: Spread Holiday Cheer
This week, make Philadelphia and the world a little better for others: Give a toy to a child in need, fight mass incarceration, help homeless dogs find a loving home, and more!