Tech for Trash
The city’s first program under its Smart City Roadmap has diverted more than 100,000 pounds of local electronics and clothing from landfills—and helped get computers into Philly homes that need them
Idea We Should Steal: Desegregating the Region
A Connecticut coalition is fighting housing discrimination, and its effects, by taking on a little-understood piece of bureaucracy: zoning laws. Could a similar approach make for a more equitable Philly region?
WATCH: Book Club With Dr. Michele Harper
During our first virtual event of 2021, the ER doctor and best-selling author shared what it means to break—and to heal—on the frontlines of medicine
The Citizen Recommends: “Dear President Biden”
American Values, Religious Voices—a campaign that creates pathways for civic discourse—will come to the stage on Monday with a live virtual performance and conversation
STEM Jobs For All
A small new Science Center program trains overlooked Philadelphians for careers in our city’s burgeoning life sciences industry. Its mission: carving out a path to high-paying, in-demand jobs
The Citizen Recommends: Iron Sharpens Iron
The podcast, launching today from two community organizers, aims to empower every citizen to improve our city, one front stoop at a time
The Citizen Recommends: BalletX Beyond
With its new online subscription service, local contemporary dance company BalletX continues its tradition of breaking the mold. Could its pivot model a way forward for the beleaguered arts community in Philly, and elsewhere?
The Power of Snapshots
While Covid-19 has forced the closure of many after-school programs, Photography Without Borders continues to empower North Philly youth with cameras, connections—and confidence. And now, the students’ work has gone national.