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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The Citizen events are not marketing endeavor to push a brand; they are content in and of themselves. They offer Philadelphians the opportunity to participate in a distinctly old-school type of social networking through real time, face to face conversations with the politicians, newsmakers and policy experts who make a direct impact on the region’s quality of life.
Like every parent trying to keep it together during the pandemic, Jasmine Gholston felt particularly overwhelmed when the new school year began, virtually, for her five-year-old daughter. While she spent long days cleaning homes and offices, Gholston had to ask her mother to watch her daughter, or turn down work when that wasn’t an option. … Continue reading “A True Sankofa Moment”
Election Day is officially November 3, 2020, but brand new election laws in Pennsylvania give local voters more options than ever to cast their ballots—which is good, considering the risks associated with the coronavirus this year. You could visit your polling place on November 3 as usual, but in the wake of Covid-19, those locations … Continue reading The Citizen Voter Guide: PA General Election 2020
This year’s election will be the first of its kind, with three different ways to cast a vote, and a still unsettled legal environment, and some added public health complications due to the COVID-19 emergency. To help you make a vote plan, we’ll be outlining which voting options are still available each week. You could … Continue reading How to Vote This Week