Citizen of the Week: Larry Abrams

The South Jersey teacher and founder of BookSmiles has created a magical book bank, where teachers can load up on books to give to their students. The cost? Free.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Citizen of the Week: Cydney Brown

Philly’s new Youth Poet Laureate doesn’t just write well—she does G.O.O.D.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Citizens of the Week: Jakeema Burton and Brianna Banks

The coaches are empowering youth off and on the field through their work with Up2Us Sports and Kensington Soccer Club

By Jessica Blatt Press

Citizens of the Week: Jermaine Womack and Emily Callaghan

The West Philly neighbors are helping provide for the loved ones often overlooked during times like Covid-19: pets

By Sophie Borgenicht

Citizens of the Week: Crescent Foundation

As people with sickle cell disease live longer, they need more and different support. A group of young patients in Philly is here to give it to them.

By Kiersten A. Adams

Citizens of the Week: Mask On! Philly

Melissa Lamarre and Leon Caldwell call themselves “solutionists.” Their latest endeavor provides learning, volunteering and better health for their community.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Citizens of the Week: Project W

Philanthropic giving circles are all the rage. Three local women focused their all-female group on aiding—and volunteering for—Delaware County nonprofits

By Jessica Blatt Press

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