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.
When you think of the Harlem Renaissance, surely you think of the explosion in jazz and art. But among the many other beautiful traditions that also date back to 1920s Harlem: the lesser-known “rent party.” “If you needed to raise money for any particular cause within the black community, there was a moment when black … Continue reading Leveling the Playing Field
When Kiera Smalls took the helm of Philly Startup Leaders in 2018, she was sure of one thing: Philadelphia had the resources, talent pool and ability to launch and grow businesses that are diverse, equitable and successful. As the co-founder of City Fit Girls she helped push the city’s wellness community to move away from … Continue reading When They Build It, Will They Stay?