Business for Good: Solar States

The Kensington-based solar panel installer has always had a mission to grow jobs for Philadelphians while helping the planet. Now, it’s training a new cohort of workers who’ve been through the justice system

By Courtney DuChene

View From The Streets

For the first time in three years, the city is poised to start a new year with fewer than 500 fatalities, thanks to a renewed focus on the most violent neighborhoods. But the gunshots, sirens, and recurring cycles of mourning persist

By Mensah M. Dean

Development for Good: Crowdfunding Community Development

A new program from Shift Capital allows average citizens to invest as little as $100 in their own communities — and double their money in nine years

By Courtney DuChene

Citizen of the Week: Nicole Bixler of Operation In My Backyard

The Port Richmond social worker offers sustenance, support and care to those struggling with addiction

By Rachel Wisniewski

Philly Coffee Shops that Do Good

Your morning Joe tastes so much better when you know where it comes from — a place that treats its workers well and gives back to the community and the world

By Abigail Chang

“Don’t Take Away My Home”

In an excerpt from a new book about surviving poverty in Kensington, a teenager pleads for his alternative high school to stay open — and wonders why he must.

By Nikhil Goyal

Citizen of the Week: Pastor Buddy of the Rock Ministries

The Kensington preacher offers local kids a safe haven and a path to hope through boxing and prayer. His 14th annual “Rock the Block” party is on Saturday

By Lisa Bryant

K & A Makes a Presidential Race Appearance

This week, Republican Vivek Ramaswamy penned a New York Post op-ed on the dystopia in Kensington. It was full of laughable political pablum. But he was also kinda right

By Larry Platt