The Citizen Recommends: Imagining Possible Futures

The Pamela & Ajay Raju Foundation and the Art Museum will award $10,000 to one high schooler for an essay about the future

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Updates: Coded by Kids

The five year old tech training program launched a student-run web design agency last fall, and is set to expand here and statewide this year

By Alyssa Biederman

The Threat

In the wake of last week’s Instagram threat against 10 Philly schools, here are some ideas for actually keeping our kids safe

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Turning Blight into Play Spaces

A New Orleans nonprofit transforms vacant land into playgrounds that teach design thinking. Could the same idea help Philly kids thrive in their own neighborhoods?

By Jessica Press

The Citizen Recommends: Envisioning Education

Revolution School, an alternative private high school set to open next fall, hosts a screening and conversation about education in the 21st Century

By Jamie Bogert

Threading a Future

Could a Baltimore nonprofit hold the answer to turning around the lives of Philly’s most at-risk teens—and our city at-large?

By Jessica Press

Ideas We Should Steal: Action Civics in Schools

A new Massachusetts law mandates experiential civics learning in school. It’s one way to ensure a better democracy in our children’s future

By Michael Deal

Ideas We Should Steal: “The Real Possibilities for Change”

Connecticut’s Child FIRST program sends therapists into homes to help families address crippling mental health needs. Could it help the poorest Philadelphians get ahead?

By Malcolm Burnley