Citizen of the Week: Dr. Dan Taylor

The St. Christopher’s pediatrician is constantly finding new ways to uplift Philly youth. His latest endeavor: Need-a-Net Philly, a grassroots movement to repair basketball hoops—and restore dignity to neighborhoods.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Villanova For the Win!

With March Madness back on this year, we face a perennial dilemma: Can we be fans of winning games while also winning at education?

Ora Mae Washington | Philadelphia Women’s History Month All-Star

All-Star #1: Ora Mae Washington

Video: “Make The World Better”

Join Connor Barwin, Jason Kelce and friends in bringing joy to city parks. Help them help all of us live a better life

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: “You Can’t Be Afraid of the Mess”

After last year’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival, The Citizen awarded $50,000 to pilot a basketball-based gun violence reduction program in Philly. Its long journey has just begun.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Big Shots

The Sixers may be struggling. But through their support of NBA Math Hoops, Philly-area kids get the all-star treatment for excelling—in the classroom

By Jessica Blatt Press

Did LeBron Choke?

Missing from the NBA players’ historic wildcat strike last month was a call for bold action on economic justice. If only they’d heard of Philly nonprofit B Lab

By Larry Platt

Citizens of the Week: Jakeema Burton and Brianna Banks

The coaches are empowering youth off and on the field through their work with Up2Us Sports and Kensington Soccer Club

By Jessica Blatt Press