The Citizen Updates: Women’s Community Revitalization Project

One year after the death of Jeremy Nowak—The Citizen’s visionary founding chairman—we check in with the first-ever grantee of the award named in his honor

By Jessica Press

Ideas We Should Steal: Campus Thrift Stores

An upstate New York college helps reduce its community’s carbon footprint by giving students a way to recycle used clothes and textiles. In Philly, that could be huge

By Nick Fiorellini

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

Ideas We Should Steal: Free Childcare at City Meetings

Ithaca, New York, just eliminated the biggest barrier to civic engagement among parents. Could babysitting bring more voices into the conversation in Philly, too?

By Jessica Press

Ideas We Should Steal: Tech for Turnout

Two years after the presidential election galvanized mostly progressive technologists, their innovations brought more voters to the polls in 2018. Expect more of that in Philly, too

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Upcycling Guns

A Swedish organization is tackling El Salvador’s rampant gun violence in a way that may be just crazy enough to work in Philly

By Jessica Press

Ideas We Should Steal: One Stop Contraception Shop

A national nonprofit is breaking down barriers women face in getting effective birth control, which could also help lift them out of poverty

By Jill Harkins