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

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