Introducing … Generation Change Philly

The Citizen is collaborating with Keepers of the Commons to spotlight and uplift the people whose ideas are making our city—and our lives—better. Get ready to meet the next class of great Philly changemakers

By Christine Speer Lejeune

A Dating App for Jobs

The new online tool PropelPHL doesn’t just connect employers to diverse job-seekers. It aims to be the crucial missing link between Philly talent, Philly jobs and Philly resources.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

How to Help Haitians and Afghans Right Now

Philadelphia welcomes Afghan refugees starting this weekend. Here are ways you can help them settle in

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Business for Good: Kári Skin

Tirzah Blair’s spa startup is built around a surprisingly rare notion in the beauty world: Taking the "mean girl" out of the business

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The TikTok Doc

Austin Chiang, self-professed “medical mythbuster,” is changing the way people get their (correct, research-based) health information … and absolutely killing it on social media.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Business for Good: Hand In Hand

The eco-friendly, socially-minded soap biz exploded during the pandemic—so did its impact in...Haiti?

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Ideas We Should Steal: Vax to Win

Want to boost Covid vaccination rates in Philly? We should take a cue from any number of state and local governments around the country—Free cars! Savings bonds! A million bucks!!— and incentivize that shot

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Optimist

Every day, Kevin Mahoney, CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System, is rethinking the future of health care and partnering with anyone who buys into his vision. All this despite that 1.98 college GPA.

By Christine Speer Lejeune