Guest Commentary: An Open Letter to Generation X

A new crop of leaders is rising in Philadelphia. A local businesswoman and city booster of a certain age calls on her peers to own their moment

By Corie Moskow

Hey Philly: Let’s Hire a Mayor!

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff


By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Ideas We Should Steal: State Seal of Civic Engagement

Outraged that less than 50 percent of Americans can name the three branches of government? California and several other states are working to literally certify good citizenship for high school grads.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Generation Change Philly: The Super Citizen

The next in our series on change agents is Jen Devor, a one-time candidate who promised to revolutionize the way Philly votes. She lost the race—but is still working to build the best citizens of her city.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Introducing … Generation Change Philly

The Citizen is collaborating with Keepers of the Commons to spotlight and uplift the people whose ideas are making our city—and our lives—better. Get ready to meet the next class of great Philly changemakers

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Citizen Recommends: The Case for Civic Unity

Come together with citizens from all walks of life to explore how you can fuel civil discourse, and help mend communities.

By Duncan Glew

Ideas We Should Steal: Laws We Can Actually Understand

A group of law students in India is working to “translate” the country’s laws so that every citizen can understand their rights and responsibilities. A similar effort here could be one way to make our government more accessible to Philadelphians, too.

By Jemille Q. Duncan