Help Us Steal an Idea. We’ll Give You 50k To Do It.

Introducing the Jeremy Nowak Urban Innovation Award, to bring one urban solution to Philly

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

12 Ways To Support Veterans

Thank a vet today for helping to keep you free. Then consider other ways to give back to those who served

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

We Will Have Women

And six other takeaways from Tuesday’s midterms

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Make Voting Easy

In Oregon and 12 other states, voters are automatically registered to vote. In 16, they can register on election day. In several counties and states, voting is done by mail. All have higher turnouts than in PA

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen of the Week: Adam Kesselman

The Lafayette Hill resident saw two problems he wanted to address in Philly: Litter and homelessness. He launched City Bright to help with both

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Teaching Curiosity

At next month’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival, the CEO of Brooklyn’s Ascend Charter Schools will talk about turning away from “No Excuses” and toward what may be the key to education: Joy

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: A Public Forum with Adam Foss

The criminal justice reformer—and former prosecutor—is bringing his program to Philadelphia. Later this month, United Way hosts him to talk about poverty and the justice system.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: First Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

We’re bringing problem-solvers from around the country to Philly on November 30th. Join us!

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy