Business for Good: Jumpstart Germantown

Ken Weinstein’s anti-gentrification training program, with six spin-offs in the city and region, is keeping development local—and bringing women and people of color into the industry

By Courtney DuChene

How to Not be San Francisco

Pro-housing activist and Philly native Sonja Trauss on how her hometown can avoid the pitfalls of Bay Area unaffordability. Yes, it might involve more building

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Opposite of Gentrification

Jumpstart Germantown, brainchild of developer Ken Weinstein, trains local residents to be their own community developers

By Jill Harkins

I Buy Black

A discount card for black-owned businesses in Philly aims to keep dollars in poor minority neighborhoods. It's an effort that benefits us all

By Aaron Kase

The Citizen Recommends: Sleep out with Covenant House

The city’s shelter for homeless youth is expanding, but more needs to be done. Join them by sleeping outside on a cardboard box to help out

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: City of Poetry

The city’s new Poet Laureate invites Philadelphians to see and make poetry happen everywhere

By Yolanda Wisher

Meet The Disruptor: Sylvester Mobley

The former Marine has willed into existence Coded by Kids, a free tech-ed program for inner-city youth. And he's got some big plans

By Larry Platt

Citizen of the Week: Emaleigh Doley

For Emaleigh Doley, W. Rockland Street isn’t just home. It’s an urban betterment lab.

By Rosella LeFevre