Do Something!

The Citizen’s resource guide for creating a more engaged Philadelphia


The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
—Theodore Roosevelt

Philly, a fire has been lit. Maybe you felt it after the last election, maybe you felt it after yet another school shooting, or maybe you’ve been feeling it since long before. However you ended up getting here, we’re glad you did.

This is a resource for the civically-engaged Philadelphian. Whether you are a seasoned activist or new to the ins and outs of our ever-changing political world, The Citizen hopes this guide will aid your civic journey and keep that fire lit. Because citizenship isn’t a passive activity, and call us crazy, but if a fire is under your ass—you’re going to want to make moves.

If, like us, you’re ready to get off the sidelines and make a difference where you live, this is the place for you: A resource that makes it easy for you to do something and let your voice fly on civic issues you’re passionate about. See our ideas below, and let our Social Action Team help you get involved, stay engaged and make a difference.


Want to play a part in making Philly a better more engaged city, but not sure how to get started? Become a sustaining member with The Citizen and we’ll help guide you! Contact our Social Action Team for more tips and give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for up to date information and events. 


Are you holding a cool, civically minded community event? Contact our Social Action Team to discuss how we can help. Here’s what we’re into:

  • Ideas
  • Events
  • Action


Alright, you’re ready. Take the leap and browse through our resource guides and go…Do Something.

While we think these resources rock, it is intended as an introductory reference and is not a substitute for professional support or advice. Please contact the appropriate organizations and experts for more.

Header photo: James Murphy via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)