Citizen of the Week: Damaris Alvarado-Rodriguez
The director of progressive, accessible childcare centers is on a mission to provide opportunities for children and adults — including through a new teacher apprenticeship program starting this week
Citizen of the Week: Rev. Dr. Michelle Simmons
Rev. Simmons’ Germantown nonprofit Why Not Prosper helps recently incarcerated women get their lives back — and stay out of prison for good
Citizens of the Week: Cobbs Creek Park Cleanups
How a retired Philly high school science teacher started an all-volunteer anti-litter operation in Cobbs Creek Park
Citizen of the Week: Shelah Harper
How the Germantown resident turned the tragic loss of her daughter into a two-decade campaign to prevent teen dating violence in Philadelphia
Citizen of the Week: Zulma Guzman
The Salvadoran immigrant is a “social worker without a title” for new Philadelphians in her Elmwood Park neighborhood—a community often invisible to city government.
Citizens of The Week: Stephen Piner and Jamir Shaw
The Philly natives’ Dope Shows isn’t just changing the music and performance industry—it’s also building community and helping Philly youth
Citizen of The Week: Brandon “B.McFly” Chastang
The West Philly native preaches sobriety, recovery and love to 93,000 Instagram followers and in a popular podcast. The key? Being “transparent” about his own lived experience
Generation Change Philly: The Super Citizen
The next in our series on change agents is Jen Devor, a one-time candidate who promised to revolutionize the way Philly votes. She lost the race—but is still working to build the best citizens of her city.