“Someone To Connect With”

Half of older Philadelphians live alone, putting women at especially higher risk of emotional and physical illnesses. Manayunk-based Connectedly combats that social isolation in our city and region

By Courtney DuChene

Ideas We Should Steal: The School Day When No One Eats Alone

Lots of kids feel socially isolated — especially at lunchtime. A national movement is working to change that, today

By Michaela Haas

Guest Commentary: The 3 Numbers Everyone Must Know

An educator and community organizer urges state legislators to pass a bill to raise awareness of, funding for and police integration with mental health service hotline 988

By Vanessa Meng

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Sister Mary Scullion and Joan Dawson McConnon

Join us on January 30 to honor the Project HOME pioneers with a Lifetime Achievement Award

By Natalie Pompilio

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews Stephen Chobsky, whose classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower has literally stopped suicides

By Ali Velshi

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The Bell Jar

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews Emily Van Duyne, Sylvia Plath expert and author of the upcoming book Loving Sylvia Plath

By Ali Velshi

Guest Commentary: Who or What Am I Most Resisting?

A citizen's prayer for our fractured times, from a local leader of the B Corp movement

By Jay Coen Gilbert

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2023: Reducing Gun Violence with Roca’s Molly Baldwin

Roca, a program in Massachusetts and Baltimore trains shooters to refrain from shooting by literally changing their minds. See the founder at Ideas We Should Steal Festival on November 17

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy