Empowering Communities:Philly Documenters Pave the Way for Civic Engagement

Imahni Moise
Community members gather at a Documenters Info Session in the Germantown neighborhood.

“[This is about making] Journalism FOR the people, instead of journalism ABOUT the people.” 

In a time when active civic engagement is more important than ever, Resolve Philly is taking the lead by shepherding Philly Documenters. Through this program, residents are coming together to play a vital role in shaping the future of our city. 

At its core, Philly Documenters is more than just a program; it is a movement that rallies the community to actively engage in local governance. What sets the program apart is its unwavering commitment to accuracy and transparency. The notes taken during public meetings are meticulously fact-checked to ensure the highest level of reliability. The information gathered is then made accessible to all residents, promoting a well-informed citizenry with reliable data at their fingertips.

By empowering residents to take an active role in local governance, the program demonstrates the power of collaboration and innovation. It is through this collective effort that a positive change can be initiated and sustained for the betterment of Philadelphia as a whole.

Thank you to WURD radio (one of our newsroom partners) and Tonya Pendleton for helping us spread the word about Philly Documenters. If you haven’t already, listen to this episode of Reality Check featuring our very own, Julie Christie.

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