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

Citizen Speaks: The University and The City

Our sold-out Citizen Speaks event brought five city university presidents together for the first time. Hopefully it's not the last

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Meet the Disruptor: Partners on the Path

Who cares for the caregiver? A local company supplies the answer.

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Shared Interest

Two local small business owners, part of the Kickstarter generation, hope to spawn a business-forward movement of microlending

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Crisis? What Crisis?

Mayor Kenney says his budget gets the pension fund 80 percent funded in 13 years. Does it?

By Larry Platt

Waging War

How one Philadelphia entrepreneur is helping to spur an increase in the local minimum wage—and what caused him to take up arms

By Quinn O'Callaghan