Citizen Engagement 101
The Citizens Planning Institute has launched 500 community activists in neighborhoods around the city by arming them with the tools to make real change
The Citizen Recommends: Finding Tomorrow’s American Dream
East Mount Airy is on the verge of either falling into poverty or thriving. Next City is exploring why–and seeking solutions from residents.
Students To The Rescue
Students from 20 Philly high schools tackle food insecurity, food waste and school violence through the Aspen Challenge.
Citizen of the Week: Simon Bonenfant
An 8th grader at St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments is already more politically active than most Philadelphians
The Citizen Recommends: Sodas With The Citizen and Connor Barwin
South Philly restaurateurs are matching soda tax revenue to donate to their local school. Join us in celebrating them
Problem Solving Must-Reads: A Time-Tested Citizen’s Action Guide
Plus: Incubators are keeping new businesses alive, and niche principal training
Problem Solving Must-Reads: A Court That Puts Families First
Plus: Fixing infrastructure through private partnership and a database of artists
Citizen of the Week: Rehka Dhillon-Richardson
The University City resident has turned her passion for the environment into a local girls climate summit and two trips to the U.N.—all by the age of 17