Citizen of the Week: Rev. Dr. Michelle Simmons
Rev. Simmons’ Germantown nonprofit Why Not Prosper helps recently incarcerated women get their lives back — and stay out of prison for good
The Citizen Recommends: Diversitech Fest
Tech still has a diversity problem. Tribaja’s Diversitech Fest aims to prove that people of color can revolutionize the industry
Generation Change Philly: The College Funding Crusader
Laura Keane has dedicated her career to closing the gap between being accepted to college, and being a college graduate
The Citizen Recommends: Short Films From Kensington, North Philly, and Germantown
The Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s documentary film series aims to showcase the culture, community, and good works of often overlooked Philly neighborhoods
Ideas We Should Steal: Raising School Funds through Solar Power
In Batesville, Arkansas, a high school’s solar panels saved the district enough money to raise teacher salaries. A similar program in Philly could save as much as $20,000 per school
A Win Win for Water
The Philadelphia Water Department's nationally-recognized Soak It Up Adoption program pays local community groups to help divert nearly 3 billion gallons of stormwater from our rivers every year
Not Just “Man’s Work”
Can a Philly program to prepare aspiring carpenters for the demands of a well-paying union job pave the way for women in the traditionally male industry?
Food Waste? There’s An App For That.
Since 2014, Food Connect has tackled rampant food waste and hunger by solving the problem of logistics: connecting people in need of food with people who have excess