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The 2018 Civic Engagement Launchpad is here!

Are you passionate about Philadelphia, improving our local democracy, and believe in taking action to facilitate change? Our Civic Engagement Launchpad is the best time of the year to volunteer. Kickoff weekend is April 27th and 28th. Join us. Learn more and RSVP here

Latest Project Activity

Jon Ross  Designing a Voice User Interface for "Smart Cities" Update #2

An announcement from Amazon: "City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge 2018" AWS helps businesses, nonprofit organizations, local and regional governments, schools, and districts innovate by simplifying IT workloads that they struggle with and depend on every day, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Content Management Systems (CMS), Open Data portals, teaching and learning solutions, and more. All of these applications run on AWS and make it easier for governments and schools to deliver services to their customers, citizens, and students.

Through our City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, we recognize local and regional governments as well as private and public schools and districts as hubs of innovation in four categories: Best Practices, Partners in Innovation, Dream Big, and We Power Tech. Winners will receive AWS Promotional Credit to start or continue their projects.


Spencer Snygg Update #19

After a presentation at philly barcamp, it became apparent that one of our big hurdles was the look of the site and user interface. So we are reworking it to be more professional, more appealing, and more user friendly. On top of that, we are adding functionality to see the voting records of federal politicians and who funds their campaigns. You can see our work in progress at and you can see the current live site at

Rich McMillen (Administrator) RESOLVE Philly & BROKE in Philly- Logo Design Requests (Q1 2018 Request) Update #1

Do you have graphic design skills to volunteer? Help design new logos for two new Solutions Journalism projects!

Logo design for RESOLVE Philly We are looking for a logo that centers on the word resolve and philly is a minor part. People are also interested in having the “solve” part pop out in some way the tagline will be "Solutions journalism serving the Philadelphia region" Logo design for BROKE in Philly BROKE in Philadelphia” is the name of our economic justice reporting project for this year. The tagline will probably be something like: Our economic reality—and where we go from here

To contribute…

Email Projects Lead, Rich McMillen ( and RESOLVE Philly contact, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky (