Building a (Good) Teacher Pipeline

Can a four-year residency model ensure new teachers stay in the district? A Baltimore-based program that launched in Philly this year is betting on it.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Get the DOJ to Investigate Illegal Dumping

An ongoing federal investigation into illegal dumping in poor, majority Black neighborhoods in Houston is already cleaning things up. Could it happen in Philadelphia?

By Nick Russo

Help the Homeless in Philadelphia

More than 15 ways to make a difference in the lives of Philadelphians experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Who Will Clean Up Philly?

The City’s disorganization around Philly’s illegal dumping crisis is as messy as the dumping itself. A reporter who has spent months delving into the disaster calls for a leader we can count on

By Nick Russo

Guest Commentary: How Surplus State Money Could Clean Up Philly — For Good

“Ya Fav Trashman” proposes using some of Pennsylvania's excess $12 billion to end illegal dumping and bring pride and progress back to Philly neighborhoods

By Terrill Haigler

Business for Good: Cayaba Care

A West Philly-born holistic maternal health care group has improved pregnancy outcomes for more than 1,000 Philadelphians — and are readying to help more women nationally

By Courtney DuChene

Philly’s Climate Change Report Card

It’s been five years since Mayor Kenney announced ambitious plans for combating climate change locally. Here, a look at how that's going.

By Courtney DuChene

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