Nurturing Tomorrow’s Workforce

Workforce development programs don’t always live up to their mission. PowerCorpsPHL exceeds theirs

By Jessica Press

Free Our Youth

It’s 2020 and teens in Philly are still being held in adult prisons. This youth-led group wants to change that, and help heal communities

By Jessica Press

Not Your Grandma’s Library

Like every generation before them, today’s teens just want a place to call their own. The basement of 1901 Vine Street provides just that

By Jessica Press

Week 17: Jason Kelce’s Eagles Education Season

Each week this season, the Super Bowl-winning offensive lineman has compared Philly schools to those of our on-field competitors, while celebrating local education innovations. Here, he looks at New York, and reflects on his first season as The Citizen’s education columnist

By Jason Kelce

Building Black Role Models

Research shows we need more Black teachers in our classrooms—for everyone's sake. A former Mastery principal is working on it

By Jessica Press

Week 16: Jason Kelce’s Eagles Education Season

This week, the Super Bowl-winning offensive lineman compares Philly schools to those of Dallas—and celebrates a local education innovation

By Jason Kelce

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Can Basketball Keep People Out of Prison?

Police say returning citizen Taylor Paul’s inner-city league for young adults and cops in Richmond, Virginia, has markedly reduced the gun violence rate.

By Larry Platt

Week 14: Jason Kelce’s Eagles Education Season

This week, the Super Bowl-winning offensive lineman compares Philly schools to those of New York City—and celebrates a local education innovation

By Jason Kelce