Citizen of the Week: Cydney Brown

Philly’s new Youth Poet Laureate doesn’t just write well—she does G.O.O.D.

By Jessica Blatt Press

WATCH: Five Things We Learned About U.S. Rep Chrissy Houlahan

The first-term congresswoman from PA joined The Citizen for a virtual town hall to talk about the unique way she’s disrupting politics for the better

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal: The Housing Reform We Really Need

Portland, Oregon, just passed the most revolutionary urban zoning reform in recent history to keep residents from being displaced. In Philly, that could bring housing relief to tens of thousands

By Jessica Blatt Press

Put the Students in Charge

Two local schools are showing that maybe kids know better than adults what real education and civic engagement look like

By Jessica Blatt Press

WATCH: John Fetterman and Jeff Bartos

The Democratic lieutenant governor and his former Republican rival have the kind of bromance that proves politics can be friendly and forward-thinking

By Jessica Blatt Press

Answering the—many—calls

South Philly’s SEAMAAC has fed thousands of people since March, while continuing to push the vote and the census—missions more aligned than you might think

By Jessica Blatt Press

How to help students and teachers now

School looks very different this fall in Philadelphia. How can we get our kids through it?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Citizens of the Week: Jakeema Burton and Brianna Banks

The coaches are empowering youth off and on the field through their work with Up2Us Sports and Kensington Soccer Club

By Jessica Blatt Press