Glitter’s Glow Up

Morgan Berman’s street cleaning startup company is working better than ever. The City, which once declined to fund the “unproven pilot,” now faces proof: It works.

By Nick Russo

Guest Commentary: Without More Jobs, Our Future is Limited

In a groundbreaking new report, the head of Center City District starkly lays out the problem — and calls for Philadelphia’s next mayor to fully invest in growth

By Paul R. Levy

The Virus and the City: Learning from … Erie?

A broad, bipartisan coalition of Erie leaders is implementing one of the most ambitious, equitable investment plans in the country. Drexel’s Metro Finance head lays out what we can learn from them

By Bruce Katz and Florian Schalliol

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