20 Ways To Help Schools in Philadelphia

School is back in session in Philadelphia. Here are a bunch of ways you can do your part to make it the best school year ever

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Make The World Better Concert 2019

Former Eagle Connor Barwin’s annual benefit helps his foundation help city parks

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

More Trees, Please

Trees—which nourish the earth, beautify the city, lower temperatures and increase good health—are disappearing from Philly. Here, some ideas to fix that

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

How Do You Heal?

A group of Drexel doctors have launched a social media campaign to learn, and share, stories about healing from trauma. It’s something we need now more than ever

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Celebrate America like a Philadelphian

We are the place where freedom first rang out. We can be the best at it

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Is Gerrymandering Here to Stay?

A Supreme Court ruling last week seemed to end the dream of non-partisan electoral districting. So why is the state’s chief reformer not worried?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Less Driving

A new study shows that congestion costs us millions of dollars, pollutes our air, and is a hassle. Can we be more like Paris?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Reducing Poverty—Together

In Canada, communities lifted more than 200,000 families out of poverty in seven years. Why don’t we do what they did?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy