Future-Ready: The Key To Economic Growth

A Future of Work expert testified before City Council this week. This is her prescription for how public dollars can spur private growth in Philly

By Anne Gemmell

Want a Job? Get a Job.

Since The Citizen wrote about First Step Staffing in 2018, the nonprofit has placed thousands of vulnerable Philadelphians in entry level jobs around the region. Now, it’s launching Second Step to create even better opportunities for all.

By Courtney DuChene

Not Just “Man’s Work”

Can a Philly program to prepare aspiring carpenters for the demands of a well-paying union job pave the way for women in the traditionally male industry?

By Christina Griffith

Future-Ready: Resolutions For Excelling In The Future of Work

This is an historic time for American workers. Here, advice from experts on how to take advantage of that.

By Anne Gemmell

How To Put More Teachers Into Philly Schools

The School District has 1,900 open positions, including in several classrooms that have no teachers. A longtime university president offers a way out of this disaster.

By Elaine Maimon

Generation Change Philly: The Pipeline Builder

A natural convener, Sulaiman Rahman is helping to place people of color on boards and in high-powered jobs to make meaningful change to our city’s institutions

By Jessica Blatt Press

Guest Commentary: Unions Are On the Ballot This Election Season

Judicial elections, a local union head notes, can have lasting impacts on labor in Pennsylvania. That’s why everyone needs to cast a ballot.

By Chris Woods

More Than Just A Check

Social Venture Partners is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in local nonprofits that fight poverty. But it’s their “engaged philanthropy” that really sets them apart.

By Courtney DuChene