Citizens of the Week: Student Gun Reform Activists

Thousands of high schoolers from around the region will walk out of school Wednesday to protest inaction on gun control. And we should thank them

By Jamie Bogert

Citizen of the Week: Kristina Ashley

The Philly woman raised $11,000 to take 450 city kids to see Black Panther this month

By Patrick Bilow

This is your grandma’s coffee shop

Old City’s Frieda Cafe offers the opposite of working remotely: Human interaction across the ages

By Jamie Bogert

Citizen Of The Week: Chris Banks

A Philly native’s “Banksgiving” program gives area kids something they desperately need to raise themselves out of poverty: Financial literacy training

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Citizen Of The Week: Meagan Corrado

The Penn grad started Storiez, a narrative therapeutic tool used by hundreds of people who work with traumatized youth

By Olivia Schneider

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