The Quest to Raise Happier Kids

Why giving our city kids more freedom and independence is so vital … and how Philly, as a city, could help.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

2024 Integrity Icon: Lesha Sanders

The Director of Philadelphia’s Problem-Solving Courts makes herself available 24/7 to ensure clients get the resources and support they need to turn their lives around

By Courtney DuChene

Bridging the Salud Mental Gap

A new cohort of Spanish-speaking peer mental health specialists is ready to provide real-time support for the Philadelphia population who most needs it

By Rosamelia Sanchez Lara

Business for Good: HeyKiddo

A Philly-based app is helping parents and teachers provide kids with the tools they need to build resilience and manage their emotional health

By Courtney DuChene

The Citizen Recommends: Embracing the Light

Mural Arts Philadelphia and First Person Arts have partnered on a community project that explores the pain of suicide through theater and art. See the performance on March 16

By Natalie Pompilio

“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