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Two Years & Counting!

This month, The Philadelphia Citizen turns two!

In just 24 months, The Citizen has become Philadelphia’s go-to source for journalism that informs as well as inspires meaningful action.

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We’ve brought you:

  • 49 Disruptors, agents of change shaking up the status quo;
  • 31 Citizens of the Week, every day Philadelphians working to make our community even better;
  • 52 Ideas We Should Steal, spotlighting innovations that work elsewhere;
  • 2 Voter Lottery cash prizes awarded to random voters, jumpstarting turnout;
  • Citizen Speaks: The University and The City, a rare conversation among five university presidents about our city;
  • and much more.

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