The Citizen Recommends: Learning to Become a Writer Who Makes a Difference

A long-time college president and researcher in the teaching of writing recommends that readers take a free online course from Miami University (Ohio)

By Elaine Maimon

The Citizen Recommends: Make The World Better Fundraiser Concert

Japanese Breakfast headlines the event to support Connor Barwin’s parks nonprofit, now run by former first son Jesse Rendell

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Listen: Stronger Every Day

Tashawn Strother’s son was shot. Two years later, she tells the incredibly moving story of her family’s long journey to healing as part of the Center for Gun Violence Reporting’s Credible Messenger Project

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Equity and Growth — Oxymoron No Longer?

Join us Wednesday for a conversation about how to help all Philadelphians thrive, with businessman Michael Forman, union leader Ryan Boyer and City Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Total Impact Summit

This year, ImpactPHL’s event focuses on investing in new economies to propel our city forward. Join them to learn how you can use your money to build a better city

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Bailing Out Moms

More than 80 percent of women in Philly jails are awaiting trial. Help the People’s Paper Co-op pay their bail in time for Mother’s Day — then, welcome them home

By Lauren McCutcheon and Jessica Blatt Press

The Citizen Recommends: “Black Talk, a Language Deferred”

Philadelphia photographer Danielle Morris, who will speak in University City Thursday, on her self-driven pursuit of fine art photography and the cultural reframing of Black speech

By Lauren McCutcheon

The Citizen Recommends: Opportunity Summit

Harvard economist Raj Chetty will delve into what Philly needs to alleviate poverty at a United Way event this week. Here, he talks with the nonprofit’s CEO Bill Golderer about the key to financial opportunity

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy