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.
Vice President Joe Biden brought his push for tougher gun laws to Philadelphia’s Girard College on Monday.
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.
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.
Christmas came early for several hundred children this weekend at the 19th annual Rubye’s Kids Holiday Party at Girard College.
They’ve hung the “Help Wanted” sign outside of Girard College. The school’s first African-American and female president has handed in her resignation, effective in June.
An estimated 85,000 volunteers participated in more than 1,300 services projects on Monday as part of the Greater Philadelphia Area Martin Luther King Day of Service.
There’s a different sort of community service event on Monday, marking Martin Luther King Day. It’s e-cycling, as in recycling for electronics.
The 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. day of service in Philadelphia, which is the largest of its kind in the nation, will be held January 17th across the region.
A non-profit organization that works to support the health and well being of children in North Philadelphia is providing fresh food boxes for families in those neighborhoods.