10+ Ways to Volunteer in Philly This Summer

Looking for opportunities for volunteering? Philadelphia has plenty. Read on for local groups where people of all ages — especially kids and teens — can make a difference over (and beyond) summer break

By Grace Turner

Guest Commentary: Child Sexual Abuse is Preventable

There are signs, and you can learn to see them. A Philly children’s advocate urges all of us to get trained and intervene this summer.

By Benita Williams

Generation Change Philly: The Do-Good Music Impresario

Greg Seltzer, attorney and founder of Philly Music Fest, uses his business savvy and personal passion to help current and future generations of local musicians thrive.

By Sarah Jordan

The Other Music Lessons

Project 440, founded by a Philadelphia Orchestra bassist, transforms high school musicians into community-minded entrepreneurs

By Natalie Pompilio

Guest Commentary: The Last Lifeline of a Hurting Neighborhood

A young Kensington resident implores: It’s time for McPherson Square Library to get more city funding

By Daisie Cardona

Guest Commentary: Philadelphia Children Need a Bigger Village

Two charter school officials on why communities must come together to get our kids through Philadelphia’s gun violence crisis

By Christine Gullotti and Dante Banks

Generation Change Philly: The College Funding Crusader

Laura Keane has dedicated her career to closing the gap between being accepted to college, and being a college graduate

By Christina Griffith

Business for Good: Fishadelphia

The local fish subscription service started as a project at one South Philly high school. Now, it’s a burgeoning business with 300 customers citywide—and still run by the kids.

By Maddy Sweitzer-Lamme