Citizen of the Week: The Food Connector

Megha Kulshreshtha launched an app that bridges a disturbing gap between the food wasted by restaurants and Philadelphians who go hungry

By Annie McDonough

Citizen of the Week: InKind Baking Project

Center City’s Molly Lester says you don’t have to march to be civically engaged. You can bake

By Amanda Lien

The Citizen Updates: The Monkey & The Elephant

Cafe owner Lisa Miccolis is nominated for a Mayor’s Philly Hero award for her work with young adults who’ve aged out of foster care

By Amanda Lien

Citizen of the Week: Simon Bonenfant

An 8th grader at St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments is already more politically active than most Philadelphians

By Gillian McGoldrick

Citizen of the Week: Sunday Love Project

Fishtown resident Margaux Murphy started buying meals for the homeless on Christmas two years ago. Now she serves home-cooked lunches to 200 needy people every Sunday

By Saurav Upadhyay

Citizen of the Week: Rehka Dhillon-Richardson

The University City resident has turned her passion for the environment into a local girls climate summit and two trips to the U.N.—all by the age of 17

By Gillian McGoldrick

Citizen of the Week: Sara Gatti

The 24-year-old knitter asked The Citizen where to donate handmade winter items for the homeless. We hooked her up with needy recipients

By Thomas Austen

Citizen of the Week: Justine Haemmerli

The founder of Make it Right PHL woke up November 9 and decided to take action

By Jane Levy



Meet the Disruptors Happy Hour

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016
5:00pm - 7:30pm

at Industrious Philadelphia

Part of Young Involved Philadelphia's State of Young Philly

Citizen of the Week: Shannon DeVido

The local comedienne volunteers to drive people with disabilities to the polls in her accessible van

By Josh Middleton