It’s the community and neighborhood leaders who make this city work. So for the third time, we’re featuring the city’s top young people bringing communities together throughout the city of Philadelphia as part of our “Who’s Next” series.
But this time is a little different. We’re also including activists and advocates this year — people who have stepped up to organize, whether it’s a neighborhood meeting, a protest or a community service project.
Every month, Billy Penn publishes an edition of Who’s Next, presented by the Knight Foundation, that focuses on a different industry or field. Over the last two and a half years, we’ve written about more than 400 of the city’s up-and-coming leaders through the Who’s Next feature, from teachers to artists to musicians to chefs.
This time around, these young community leaders and activists are the young people who help drive this city forward. Below are this year’s 17 winners, in alphabetical order.
Honorees’ hair and makeup by House of Clarity