The mission of The Philadelphia Citizen is twofold: to provide deeply reported journalism that emphasizes solutions to advance our region and to actively reignite citizenship in and around Philadelphia. Recognizing that media that chronicles only what’s wrong without considering how to address underlying issues is only doing half a job, The Citizen provides not just facts, but context and remedies. By promoting and supporting Philadelphia’s positive change agents and taking to task the business-as-usual crowd, The Citizen underscores the role that each of us can play in charting Philadelphia’s way forward.
The Philadelphia Citizen offers straightforward prescriptions for ordinary Philadelphians to become more active participants in the life of their city, serving as a one stop shop for civic engagement. In addition to its regularly published web-based content, since 2014, The Citizen has curated a Philadelphia-focused symposium series featuring established and emerging thought-leaders interacting with a young, diverse, ultra-engaged audience.
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Every Monday we round up a handful of ways to get involved throughout the week to make you city better and have fun doing it. Have ideas for upcoming tips? Email us tips! Then, discover more evergreen ways to stay engaged in our handy Do Something guide.
When trying to understand the predictable insanity of Philadelphia politics, I always come back to the difference between shock and surprise. For instance, it was shocking but not surprising that a personalized, chocolate brown sofa helped land ex-DA Seth Williams in prison. And the feelings aren’t restricted to corruption: It was also shocking but not … Continue reading Yo, Vince Fenerty: Time’s Up!
“We gon’ be?” Greg Corbin, award winning poet, activist, and educator—and also the host for the launch of this year’s Aspen Challenge, a problem-solving contest for high school students across the country—looks out into a crowd of 200 teenagers and leans into his mic. “We gon’ be?” The entire crowd, without hesitation and in unison, … Continue reading We’ll Be Alright