Citizen of the Week: Kenneth Walker Jr.

The North Philly native turned a former campaign office into The Unity Center, a twice-weekly food distribution site whose clients have tripled since Covid-19

By Jason Peters

Feeding Peacetown

The pandemic hasn’t kept North Philly Peace Park from getting healthy food to their neighbors—and building a self-reliant community for the future

By Courtney DuChene

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

By Angela Gervasi

(Environmental) Justice for All

North Philly’s Serenity Soular is training workers and installing solar panels in communities hardest hit by climate change

By Courtney DuChene

Foodizen: Global is Local

Dining around the world on the “Ethnic Food Tour” of North 5th Street, where revitalization means something unexpected

By Jason Wilson

The Citizen Recommends: Hack For North Philly

Code for Philly, Quest Community Engagement Project, and Resolve Philadelphia bring #QUESThacks directly to community members to design tech-based solutions for North Philly

By Meerabelle Jesuthasan

The Citizen Recommends: Be a Witness To Hunger

A photo exhibit and conversation by and about children experiencing hunger gives youth a chance to change their own story

By James Meadows

The Citizen Recommends: QUEST

The North Philly-based documentary airing tonight on PBS marks the beginning of a conversation about inner-city trauma, race, class and politics.

By Jamie Bogert