Katherine Rapin works for the Philadelphia Citizen
Katherine Rapin

Freelance journalist Katherine Rapin has written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Edible Philly, and While reporting, she’s found herself shoveling compost alongside a frantic farmer, getting schooled on urban gardening and gentrification by teenagers, making empanadas with the matriarch behind a long-running Philly block party and being hand-fed dumplings by a former assistant to the Dalai Lama.

Katherine also interviews unsuspecting strangers while they eat lunch and publishes a monthly ’zine about local grain.


Stories by Katherine Rapin:

10+ Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

We can all make the holidays brighter for others this year. Here, some simple, tangible, impactful ways to get started

By Katherine Rapin

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: Driving Innovation in Education

Join us on December 15 to hear from Chicago Beyond’s Liz Dozier on how innovation fueled by empathy can upend how we educate children

By Katherine Rapin

11+ Ways to Share Food—and Love—This Thanksgiving

The holidays will look different this year, but there are still plenty of ways you can spread TLC around Philly

By Katherine Rapin

The Crisis of Millennial Health

Independence Blue Cross and The Economy League have launched an innovative approach to addressing the surprising health needs of an entire generation

By Katherine Rapin

The Citizen Recommends: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrate the surviving and thriving of the native people in our communities this weekend

By Katherine Rapin

10+ Ways To Help Get Out the Vote

It’s all hands on deck this year to ensure Philadelphia voter turnout is the highest it can be—even during the pandemic. Here’s how you can help.

By Katherine Rapin

The Citizen Recommends: Mindful of Race

A workshop this weekend that combines mindfulness and anti-racism implores attendees to stop talking and start doing the work

By Katherine Rapin

Full-Circle Support

The Philadelphia Black Giving Circle supports Black-led, Black-serving nonprofits while disrupting the field of philanthropy

By Katherine Rapin