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.
Rallying for the Neighborhood
New Kensington Community Development Corporation has stepped in where government has failed, to help neighborhood businesses survive the pandemic. Could this be a model for other communities?
Citizens of the Week: Jakeema Burton and Brianna Banks
The coaches are empowering youth off and on the field through their work with Up2Us Sports and Kensington Soccer Club
Breaking Down Barriers
Can Sunflower Philly, a community space in Kensington run by local artists and funded by local developers, forge a connection between new and longtime residents?
WATCH: The Citizen Virtual Book Club With Liz Moore
The author of Long Bright River took us behind the scenes of her haunting, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful novel
Citizen of the Week: Shawn “Frogg” Banks
The nonprofit leader spent his youth being part of the problem in his North Philly neighborhood. Over two decades later, he’s a safe space for other kids—day, night or pandemic
Guest Commentary: Work Where You Serve
The principal of socially-minded developer Shift Capital pens a call to arms to fellow business leaders: Locate where you’re most needed
The Citizen Recommends: Long Bright River
Temple writing professor Liz Moore’s acclaimed new novel is set amidst the Kensington opioid crisis. Here, she talks about finding—and writing—hope within despair