The Citizen Updates: Emily Kramer-Golinkoff

Emily’s Entourage founder is racing against time to cure her own rare disease

By Kyle Mountain

The Citizen Update: Healthy Rowhouse Project

A program to keep low-income residents in their homes gets a $1 million startup grant

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

A New Kind of Recovery

West Philly houses the first residential drug & alcohol treatment program in the country for transgender people—and seeks to set an example

By Emma Eisenberg

Taking On Asthma

It is the number one cause of chronic absenteeism in Philadelphia schools, and one of the reasons so many children fall behind. One woman is working to change all that, at home and in schools

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen of the Week: Jordan Burnham

Turning a suicide attempt into a motivational story for audiences across the country.

By Rosella LeFevre

Citizen of the Week: Rob and Vicki Amand

Their daughter was stricken with leukemia. So they decided to do something for all families going through what they went through

By Rosella LeFevre

Ideas We Should Steal: Let’s Diet!

Challenged by its mayor, Oklahoma City lost a collective 1 million pounds. Philly once tried—and failed— the same thing. Here’s how, this time, we can succeed

By Rosella LeFevre

Citizens of the Week: Darren & Phyllis Sudman

After their 3-month-old’s heart stopped during his daily nap, his parents founded a nonprofit that is changing the way we treat cardiac arrest among the young.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy