The Citizen Recommends: Venture Cafe Philly

The Science Center’s weekly meetup draws more than 200 innovators every week for free programming, networking and games. Everyone is welcome.

By Jessica Press

The Citizen Recommends: Transparency in Local Government

Citizen co-founder Larry Platt hosts a conversation about putting people first at City Hall—so businesses can thrive

By Jessica Press

Not Your Grandma’s Library

Like every generation before them, today’s teens just want a place to call their own. The basement of 1901 Vine Street provides just that

By Jessica Press

Business For Good: Honeycomb Credit

The Pittsburgh-based startup has expanded to Philly with a crowdfunding model to help small businesses with one of their toughest challenges: getting loans

By Jessica Press

11 Ways to Volunteer in Philly this Month

Take care of shelter animals, sort through food and winter clothing donations and more volunteer opportunities in Philadelphia in January

By Jessica Press

The Citizen Recommends Podcast: “30 Americans”

Penn professor Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, curator of the groundbreaking exhibit at The Barnes, talks about the importance of art to tell everyone’s story

By Jessica Press

The Citizen Recommends: “30 Americans”

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Penn professor and the first woman to be senior historian of the National Portrait Gallery, curated the groundbreaking exhibit at the Barnes. Here she talks about the importance of art to tell everyone’s story.

By Jessica Press

The Truth on the Ground

The winners of last year’s Jeremy Nowak Urban Innovation Award took a deep dive into Grays Ferry. Here’s what they learned.

By Jessica Press