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
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
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?
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?
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