Las Voces de María/The Voices of Maria: Raúl and Asaf Berríos

In the first of a series about Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees, a musician and his son survive on their “island in an island”—until finally fleeing to Philly

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes

Those Who Left

Hurricane Maria has created a hidden evacuee crisis in Philadelphia. A Puerto Rican writer living here launches a project with The Citizen to tell the stories of those forced to flee

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes

The New Philadelphia Story

After the Amazon pitch and Super Bowl win, now’s the time to tell a new story about who we are. Maybe Doug Pederson can help

By Larry Platt

Everything You Need to Know About Safe Injection Sites

What we know and don’t know about the city’s controversial idea

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Tracking The Air We Breathe

A program to monitor inhaler use among Louisville asthma patients led to health-minded policy changes. Would it work in Philly, where asthma rates are sky high?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Pivot

With programs like Bankwork$, the 50-year-old Opportunities Industrialization Center—the brainchild of Rev. Leon Sullivan—plots a comeback

By Donte Kirby

Ideas We Should Steal: Public Montessori Schools

In Puerto Rico, an experiment in alternative education is getting results in a district with struggling schools and high poverty. Could it work here?

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes

How To Run For (Local) Office

A guide to becoming your neighborhood’s new Committeeperson

By Jon Geeting

Sister Act(ion)

Impact100 Philadelphia harnesses the spending power of women to change the world around them

By Jill Harkins

“Power Belongs To The Problem Solvers”

In an excerpt from the book The New Localism, innovative cities are seen as the answer to partisan conflict

By Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak