Trust and Citizenship in the Trump Era

A new program by the Welcoming Center teaches new immigrants to be civically-engaged—so they can become citizens who make a difference

By Jill Harkins

Growing Home

Refugees from Bhutan and Nepal are reuniting with their farmer roots in South Philly. It’s not just nostalgia for their agrarian past; it’s also a path to jobs

By Quinn O'Callaghan

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

Just What Is A Sanctuary City?

Everything you always wanted to know about the debate no one knows anything about. A special report.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

I Grew Up in the Desert

A high school principal who was a child in Iran reflects on what immigrant and refugee students need most: an education that embraces their difference

By Sharif El-Mekki

Dine 4 Democracy

Powered by The Philadelphia Citizen, the monthly dinner series in March supports immigration and refugee programs.

Do Something: Buy Refugee Textiles

A burgeoning South Philly textile co-op hosts a pop-up for Valentine's Day. Plus, attend a luncheon to benefit the Mazzoni Center, pack up books for prisoners and more ways to be a beautiful citizen this week

By Josh Middleton

Meet the Disruptor: Borderwise

The startup’s legal app helps immigrants apply for their Green Cards. In response to Pres. Trump, they'll do it for just $1

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Are You Talking About Me?

The trouble with Trump’s immigrant ban? According to one non-citizen permanent resident, it’s unworkable

By Iain Levison

The Citizen Recommends: Speaking Truth to Trump on Immigration

A short video by New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof reminds the President of their shared immigrant past

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy