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?
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
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
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
Ideas We Should Steal: More Young Voters
Districts around the country—including University City in Philly—saw a huge uptick in young voters during the midterms. Harnessing that citywide could sway elections
Ideas We Should Steal: Voter Turnout Contest
In Cumberland County, NJ, a competition among cities helped to boost 2018 turnout by 13 percent. Could Philly’s competitive spirit be the key to more votes here, too?
Ideas We Should Steal: Giving Locally
Philly is one of the least charitable regions in the country. Could a local version of Giving Tuesday, like they have in Austin, be the answer?
Ideas We Should Steal: Art for the Aging
A Portland program is helping senior citizen artists connect more with their community and even make extra money. It could be a boon for Philly’s growing senior population