The Citizen Updates: Citizen of the Week Sara Gatti

Last winter, the Fairmount resident recruited friends to knit for the needy. This year, she’s at it again—and looking for even more volunteers

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes

Meet the Civic Innovators

The Citizen recognizes a few of the Civic Innovators bringing forth change in Philly

By Larry Platt

Citizen Of The Week: Cheryl Rice’s You Matter Marathon

You Matter started as a local woman’s simple message of appreciation for her neighbors. Now it's making its way around the globe

By Jamie Bogert

Citizen of the Week: Barbara Matteucci

The rheumatologist-turned teacher transformed a moribund schoolyard into a burgeoning teaching garden

By Nicole Gieselman

Citizens of the Week: Lauren Summers and Nicole Buchholz

The Grad Hospital residents were tired of spending summers at their bleak old public pool. So they turned it into a colorful welcoming neighborhood hub

By Karen Chernick

Citizen of the Week: Caravan of Hope

PhillyGayLawyer Angela Giampolo plans to take her legal services to LGBTQ people where they need it most—small town America

By Amanda Lien

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