Girard College

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (podium) speaks at the opening ceremony of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service at Girard College, Jan. 21, 2019.
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Cherri Gregg
January 21, 2019 - 9:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 24th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is the largest in the nation, bringing together an estimated 150,000 volunteers across the region. Headquartered at Girard College, about 5,000 volunteers showed up Monday morning to...
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The Greater Philadelphia 24th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service will take place on Jan. 21, engaging tens of thousands of volunteers.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
January 09, 2019 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The countdown is on for the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The event is the largest single day of service in the country, and this year's theme was inspired by the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Tradition that brings together history,...
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Brothers Theodore (left) and Charles Hicks were the first African-American students to integrate Girard College in 1968. They shared their story to students Tuesday for the 50th anniversary of desegregating the school.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years ago, Girard College was changed forever when four African-American boys walked into the gates of the historic institution as students. Before that time, the school was limited to white males. It took months of protests and a Supreme Court decision to...
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Girard College 2018 graduates
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Steve Tawa
June 07, 2018 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Girard College, the Philadelphia boarding school for disadvantaged, academically capable students in grades 1 through 12, got plenty of media attention heaped on graduating senior Richard Jenkins. Headlines included the phrase "homeless to Harvard." "I'm truly...
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The Sofitel hosted about a dozen ninth-graders in its rooftop garden — 15 floors up — to learn about planting and sustainability.
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
May 15, 2018 - 7:12 pm
CENTER CITY (KYW Newsradio) — The Sofitel Philadelphia hotel's rooftop is always buzzing with activity, which eventually makes its way down to its guests. The Sofitel hosted about a dozen ninth-graders in its rooftop garden — 15 floors up — to learn about planting and sustainability. The hotel has...
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