Maybe Not an Oxymoron

Can Philly’s Innovation Management group make “bureaucrat” a synonym for “problem-solver” in City Hall, one employee at a time?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Power The Polls

The city needs to recruit another 4,000 people to work the polls to ensure voting goes smoothly on November 3. Here’s why it matters—and some ways we can prevent this last minute scramble in the future

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Free College for All?

Under PA State Treasurer Joe Torsella’s newest plan, Pennsylvania would join 26 other states in offering tuition-free skills training and associates degrees to all residents

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Possibilities of “If”

Meegan Denenberg and Tayyib Smith’s new incubator, co-working and networking space aims to boost Black businesses in Philly

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: COGRID-19

When the pandemic hit, local creative director Jason Rothman turned to what he knows best to help: wrangling artists to design a poster for charity

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: As You Sow

A tool from the nonprofit helps companies make socially good choices for investing in their employees’ retirement plans—worth $8.4 trillion nationally

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

“How Do You Make Sure People Still Get Food?”

New Philabundance CEO Loree Jones started her job in the midst of a pandemic and racial protests that roiled the city. She is exactly where she wants to be.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: RIP Medical Debt

A third of Americans have medical bills they cannot pay. A New York nonprofit has helped eliminate $2 billion of that debt for the poorest of them

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy