Who Are Philly’s Next Integrity Icons?

We're launching our second contest to name the city worker with the highest ethics and best customer service. Can we fame the little-known folks who do good for a change?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Richard Gordon IV

The newly-named Principal of the Year thinks the key to turning around Philly schools comes down to human connection. His work at Robeson High School may prove him right.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Shaquita A. Smith

As the social studies curriculum specialist for the School District of Philadelphia, Smith helps open worlds, and doors, for more than 200,000 students every year

By Jessica Blatt Press

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Carlos Aponte

The high school history teacher has met the challenges of illiteracy and disenfranchisement with creativity and passion

By Jessica Blatt Press

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Thomas Quinn

The Central High School social studies teacher is empowering our city’s youth to exercise their most profound civic right: voting

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Dr. Ruth Abaya

The pediatric ER doctor and public health manager is using every avenue possible to heal the other epidemic in our midst: gun violence

By Jessica Blatt Press

Who Is Philly’s Integrity Icon?

Last spring, The Citizen helped launch a search for our city’s most honorable public servant. Now, we’re announcing five astounding finalists—and asking you to vote for the person who most inspires you

By Jessica Blatt Press

Recognizing Unsung City Heroes

Who are the city workers helping to keep Philadelphians clean, cool and safe during this hot summer of Covid? Nominate them for Integrity Icon.

By Sara Hoenes