Business for Good: Back to the Future With Ryan Spak

The West Philly resident is executing his vision of responsible development through the company he owns with his mom—while throwing in a side of Concrete Cowboy Hollywood dreams

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal: Universal Child Care

Massachusetts legislators are working to make their state the first to provide free, high-quality care for children. In Pennsylvania, doing so would bring more women to the workplace—and could add $6 billion to the economy

By Jessica Blatt Press

Mindfulness for Minors

A local nonprofit has shown measurable progress in helping Philly public school students stay on track through training in an unexpected skill: meditation

By Jessica Blatt Press

Who Have They Left Behind?

The Philadelphia Obituary Project chronicles the devastating toll of our city’s murder epidemic, one victim at a time

By Jessica Blatt Press

WATCH: Integrity Icon Philly Awards Ceremony

We celebrated the public servants named the first-ever heroes of high integrity in Philly—and the country. See why we they are role models for all of us.

By Jessica Blatt Press

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

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas 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?

By Jessica Blatt Press

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

By Jessica Blatt Press