Guest Commentary: The Day We Fled Kabul
An Afghan refugee who worked for the U.S. government relates his family's harrowing experience fleeing the Taliban, making their way to the U.S.—and finding a welcoming home in Philadelphia
How to Help Afghan Refugees in Philadelphia Now
It’s been three months since the last US military plane left Kabul. After a traumatic evacuation and weeks living on military bases, hundreds of Afghan refugees are arriving in Philadelphia—they need our support now more than ever.
Citizen of the Week: Zulma Guzman
The Salvadoran immigrant is a “social worker without a title” for new Philadelphians in her Elmwood Park neighborhood—a community often invisible to city government.
Helping Kensington Thrive
A collaboration between several local organizations has distributed more than $15 million in affordable loans to the Latinx community in North Philly—and it’s just getting started.
A Tamal To Feed Them All
A Philly chef makes and sells tamales with out-of-work immigrant cooks hit hard by the pandemic—and ineligible for unemployment
Week 6: Jason Kelce’s Eagles Education Season
This week, the Super Bowl-winning offensive lineman compares Philly schools to those of Minneapolis, Minnesota—and celebrates a local education innovation
I is for Immigrant
It’s Welcoming Week in Philly and America. Al-Bustan’s Immigrant Alphabet offers 26 stories to honor it
Citizen of the Week: Michelle Angela Ortiz
The South Philly artist activist works to empower immigrants and galvanize the public and lawmakers into action through compassion