The Citizen Recommends: Cash Rules Everything Around Me

Temple sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab hosts a town hall this week on college debt. Here she talks about her groundbreaking work—and the hope it brings her

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

“We Are the World Changers”

Young people experiencing poverty from all over the world came to Philly to find solutions to their joint plight. Can they be the answer we’re looking for?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Things We Cared About

2018 was quite a year. Can we make 2019 the best one ever in Philly?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

“It’s Not Just About Housing”

Stephanie Sena’s latest project to help the homeless would create villages of small houses on lots around the city. Is community the solution to one of our biggest ills?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

All the Right Rights

The Rendell Center’s annual citizenship contest asked what the First Amendment means to fourth and fifth graders across the region. Their answers gave hope for America

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Keeping It Local

The Economy League has plans to keep millions of dollars in purchases from Penn and other institutions from leaving the city every year. Could it be the answer we’re looking for?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: WURD Empowerment Expo

The local black radio station celebrates the season with a day of physical, mental, financial and spiritual health

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

IDEAS WE SHOULD STEAL FESTIVAL 2018: Who you’ll see and what you’ll hear

Announcing the full lineup for November 30th’s daylong festival of solutions

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy