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

Citizen of the Week: Brannon Johnson

Once known as the “black girl who rows,” the West Philly native is opening the world of rowing, and the Schuylkill River, to anyone

By Gillian McGoldrick

Citizen of the Week: Linda Samost

The Mt. Airy resident runs Sunday Suppers, which gives low-income residents the skills, tools and motivation to make healthier family meals

By Gillian McGoldrick