Meet The Disruptor: Nick Bayer

For the Saxbys CEO, honored this month as Ernst & Young’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year, it’s about much more than the coffee

By Larry Platt

Furnishing a Future

A former executive coach turns his passion for woodworking into a skills training program that provides former inmates with life-sustaining jobs

By Quinn O'Callaghan

The Citizen Recommends: Creating Equitable Places and Good Practices

The Citizen is teaming up with urban design firm Locus Partners for an event about development, justice and helping communities thrive

By Annie McDonough

Meet The Disruptor: Dropps

A Philadelphia company is making laundry detergent pods safer and more environmentally friendly—and having some (not so) clean fun while doing it

By Quinn O'Callaghan

I Buy Black

A discount card for black-owned businesses in Philly aims to keep dollars in poor minority neighborhoods. It's an effort that benefits us all

By Aaron Kase

Building a Better (Mom)Pop

A local popsicle maker is about to explode nationally thanks to their do-gooder mission: Bringing affordable, allergen-free desserts to kids everywhere

By Quinn O'Callaghan

The Citizen Recommends: Finding Tomorrow’s American Dream

East Mount Airy is on the verge of either falling into poverty or thriving. Next City is exploring why–and seeking solutions from residents.

By Gillian McGoldrick

Social Impact Shark Tank

Penn students and recent grads vie for a social impact prize in a non-profit contest aimed at fixing what ails Philly

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Dine 4 Democracy

Powered by The Philadelphia Citizen, the monthly dinner series in May supports organizations working to fight economic inequality

Toke One Up … For the Kids

As Saturday night’s raid in Frankford makes plain, marijuana is still illegal in Pennsylvania. Here’s why it shouldn’t be

By Quinn O'Callaghan