Ideas We Should Steal: Swap Columbus Day for an Election Day Holiday
The small city of Sandusky, Ohio, cancelled the out-of-step holiday in favor of one much needed. We should do that in Philly, too.
Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence with Jobs
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s anti-violence program has helped reduce shootings in Chicago’s South Side by 33 percent—while citywide, violence has spiked. The key? Economic opportunity
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?
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
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
The Possibilities of “If”
Meegan Denenberg and Tayyib Smith’s new incubator, co-working and networking space aims to boost Black businesses in Philly
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
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