A Boost for Local Arts
Forman Arts Initiative announced the first-ever grantees of its program to support local artists. Here, a look at who they are—and how they contribute to our thriving local arts scene
More Art, Fewer Accidents?
A collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia and a South Philly neighborhood group aims to slow down speeding cars. Could it help reduce the nearly 500 serious traffic injuries in the city every year?
Ideas We Should Steal: Rewards for shopping local
In Akron and elsewhere, city governments are rewarding shoppers for spending money at mom-and-pop shops. Why shouldn’t Philly do the same?
Citizens of the Week: Tim Thornton and Sandeep Banga
The local tech execs are using Salesforce training to help bring a group of West Philadelphians out of poverty. Next up: Jobs
Watch: Book Club with (former) Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil
At a Citizen event a week before his resignation, O'Neil talked about going from "warrior to sage" in his work, his family and himself
Bridging the Wealth Gap
A local program has taught wealth-building skills to 1,500 students and the adults in their lives. Now, it's growing—with the support of powerful local institutions—to take the poverty-fighting work nationwide
Business For Good: Bungee Oblečení
Darrell Alston has walked many paths—athlete, rapper, inmate. All of them have led to the role he’s filling now, as CEO and lead designer of a new Philly-based high-end sneaker line
Watch: Infrastructure is the new black
Five things we learned about infrastructure at The Citizen’s most recent virtual event