Listen: Ali Velshi Interviews Philadelphia’s Block Captain of the Year

The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member talks with Michelle Belser of Melrose Gardens about civic engagement and working with the community

By Ali Velshi

Citizen of the Week: Vivek Babu

Thanks to the efforts led by Drexel’s undergraduate student president, the university will for the first time give students the day off for voting and engagement on Election Day 2024, the latest in a string of election advocacy successes.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen of the Week: Barbara Greenspan Shaiman

For 25 years, the Champions of Caring founder helped mentor more than 10,000 youth in how to create social change. Now she’s spreading her do-good message to Philadelphians of all ages

By Amanda DeJesus

The Citizen Recommends: What the Constitution Means to Me

There are just a few more days to catch this thought-provoking performance at Arden Theatre Co., but its message will stay with any engaged citizen long after.

By Erinda Sheno

A Humble Ask from The Citizen

Screw Giving Tuesday. We proclaim it Democracy Monday. Can you help us reach our $10,000 goal?

By Larry Platt

20+ Philly Education Organizations to Support

How to help students in Philadelphia? Give a hand to any of these initiatives, organizations that are already doing the good work to support students, educators and communities

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Meet the Philadelphia Documenters

Resolve Philly introduces a Chicago-born program to make sure everyone knows what’s going on in city meetings. Transparency and jobs ensue.

By Courtney DuChene

No More “Ignorant and Free”

Why the most important part of our country’s constitution may not be what you think it is.

By Jemille Q. Duncan