As editor of The UpSide, I oversee the Inquirer's weekly good news/good stories section, which celebrates the best of us - and the best in us - via tales of kindness, hope, inspiration and common goodness.

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These mini-murals ask 12 questions, in order to spark a million conversations.

These mini-murals are meant to spark conversations that lead to greater mutual understanding and respect.

WMMR’s Kathy Romano leads these do-gooders by a hair

A roundup of locals doing good and making us proud

The RoundUp: Meet some locals whose grit, gratitude, generosity, and ingenuity are making us proud.

A chuppa made of K-nex, and a cancer battle rewarding with a college degree.

Kidney donor: She never before saw herself as generous. Now she can’t stop giving.

Devan Fletcher says she was never a very generous person — until she met the woman to whom she gave a kidney.

Their grit, generosity and can-do spirit is making the region better

The UpSide shines a spotlight on readers doing good.

Company exec says the best way to change the lives of those with disabilities is to hire them.

Mike Mitchell of The Graham Company is convening a summit of heavy-hitting business leaders to discuss why hiring people with "neurodiverse" abilities is good for society — and good for the bottom line.


After 16 years and 36,000-plus blankets, Janet Geissler is leaving nonprofit Project Linus, which supplies free handmade blankets to hospitalized children.