Citizen of the Week: Nadia Bosket

The founder of Hoop Dreams, Inc. has figured out how to help Philly kids make friends, be confident and focus on opportunities, using basketball as bait

By Lauren McCutcheon

Citizen of the Week: John Solomon of Endangered Kind

Lifelong North Philadelphian John Solomon uses his own experiences to help young people in his community escape the cycle of gun violence

By Norah Rami

Citizen of the Week: Jill Goldstone and Rydal Refugee Resettlement Committee

An Abington community “connector” has drawn her neighbors into “the greatest opportunity in the world:” the effort to support refugee families emigrating to the United States

By Rachel Wisniewski

Citizen of the Week: Vivek Babu

Thanks to the efforts led by Drexel’s undergraduate student president, the university will for the first time give students the day off for voting and engagement on Election Day 2024, the latest in a string of election advocacy successes.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen of the Week: Barbara Greenspan Shaiman

For 25 years, the Champions of Caring founder helped mentor more than 10,000 youth in how to create social change. Now she’s spreading her do-good message to Philadelphians of all ages

By Amanda DeJesus

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

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

Citizen Of The Week: Chris Ulmer of Special Books by Special Kids

A Northeast Philly native is transforming how the world treats people with disabilities, one goofy YouTube interview at a time.

By Lauren McCutcheon