Girard College

(Volunteers take part in a number of projects at Girard College on the 2015 Martin Luther King Day of Service.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Thousands Take Part in MLK Day Service Projects Across Delaware Valley

Five thousand volunteers converged on Girard College’s campus, headquarters for the day’s event, to participate in 150 service projects.


(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gears Up For 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service

A kick-off event was held Wednesday at Girard College, the headquarters for the nation’s largest day of service.


(The main entrance to the campus of Girard College, near 22nd Street and Girard Avenue.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Judge Rejects Girard College Plan to Eliminate High School, Boarding

The board that oversees the 165-year-old school says the decision threatens its financial stability.


A black student, Nathaniel Steward, 17, recites his lesson surrounded by white fellows and others black students, 21 May 1954 at the Saint-Dominique school, in Washington, where for the first time in USA the Brown v Board of Education decision which outlaws segregation in state schools is applied. (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Today Marks 60th Anniversary Of Landmark Brown Vs. Board Of Education Decision

The landmark Brown versus Board of Education decision that de-segregated public education in America turns 60 today.


Volunteers at Girard College on the MLK Day Or Service. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

MLK Day Of Service Draws Volunteers All Throughout Philadelphia

Tens of thousands of volunteers went to work Monday as part of more than 1,700 projects throughout the city.


(The Girard College lower school choir performs at kickoff ceremonies for the 19th annual MLK Day of Service.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

2014 MLK Day of Service Will Highlight Efforts For Education

To set the tone for this year’s theme, the Girard College lower school choir performed.



Girard College Delays Proposed Changes

Proposed changes at Girard College next September have been pushed back a year.


(Philadelphia schoolkids shove away from the dock of the East Park Canoe House, in Fairmount Park.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Schoolkids Get Hands-On Lessons in Boating and Nature

Before settling into the 24-foot, eleven-passenger canoes, guides assured them than none had tipped over in 30 years of the program.


(Students, faculty, and alumni of Girard College rally to save the school's residential and high school programs.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Students Vow To Fight Planned Shutdown of Residential, High School Programs at Girard College

Parents, alumni, and students have launched a campaign to save the high school and residential programs at the historic school which are slated for closure at the end of the next school year.


(Some of Cecil B. Moore's fellow civil rights freedom fighters speak at the rededication of the Cecil B. Moore subway stop in North Philadelphia.  Muralist Jonathan Mandell stands alongside his mosaic.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Cecil B. Moore’s Life Gets Spotlight as North Philadelphia Subway Stop Is Rededicated

Cecil B. Moore’s military, legal, and political careers are depicted in a new mural at the Cecil B. Moore stop of Septa’s Broad Street line in North Philadelphia.


Girard College president Clarence Armbrister announces changes. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Girard College Announces Changes In School Operations To Stay Financially Afloat

Girard College, the 164-year-old boarding school for poor children, has announced plans to end its residential program and drop its high school in an effort to stay financially afloat.


(Left to right) Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Vice President Joe Biden, and Mayor Michael Nutter push for tougher gun control measures during a roundtable discussion at Girard College. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Vice President Biden Brings His Push For Stricter Gun Laws To Philadelphia

Vice President Joe Biden brought his push for tougher gun laws to Philadelphia’s Girard College on Monday.


Joe Biden

Vice President Biden Visits Philadelphia For Gun Control Talk

It will be a friendly audience for the Vice President, in that he’ll be in a roundtable discussion with local police, state prosecutors and three members of Congress — all Democrats.


Girard College is set up for the 18th annual Greater Philadelphia Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Volunteers will be giving out netbooks in an effort to bridge the digital divide. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Girard College Focuses On ‘Bridging The Digital Divide’ During MLK Day Of Service

At Girard College, they say about 4,000 people will give their time today, all part of the 18th annual Greater Philadelphia Day of Service.


Rubye's Kids party at Girard College. (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Christmas Comes Early For Children At 19th Annual Rubye’s Kids Holiday Party

Christmas came early for several hundred children this weekend at the 19th annual Rubye’s Kids Holiday Party at Girard College.