Ideas We Should Steal: Educate Adults For Teaching as a Second Career

Philadelphia’s teacher shortage keeps getting worse. A long-time university president finds solutions from her own past, and from the UK, where a program has trained 850 professionals for new jobs as teachers

By Elaine Maimon

Beyond Starbucks

Will the push to unionize small local coffee shops in Philly signal the death knell of the neighborhood cafe?

By Malcolm Burnley

Citizen of the Year Awards: Disruptors Ryan Boyer and Michael Forman

The finance CEO and labor leader are determined to make Philadelphia the most equitable, fastest growing big city in America together.

By Larry Platt

Business for Good: American Trench

The Main Line company stocks rugged, classic apparel made in the U.S.A. that’s made to grow jobs — and made to last

By Courtney DuChene

Guest Commentary: Right About Unions

If Republicans want to be the party of the working class, they must make common cause with an important working class institution: unions.

By George Hofmann

Listen: Ali Velshi on Trump’s Rhetoric and the Word “Vermin”

The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member asks that we pay attention to Trump's rhetoric, which has moved from bizarre to dangerous

By Ali Velshi

Recap: What We Learned at the 2023 Ideas We Should Steal Festival

The Philadelphia Citizen’s sixth annual celebration of solutions was its biggest yet — with some of the biggest revelations to inspire you to make our city better in approximately a bajillion ways

By Lauren McCutcheon

Guest Commentary: Serve Your City

Tune out the naysayers, says a former city worker, and take a job in City government. Philly and you will benefit

By Raymond Smeriglio