French International School Celebrates Milestone MLK Day of Service

January 19, 2015

The French International School of Philadelphia (EFIP) participated in the 20th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 19, hosting events at its two campuses and sending a delegation of students to take part in activities at Girard College. At the school, some 450 individuals, including students, families, faculty members, and alumni, came together to complete a variety of service projects benefiting both local and national charities, as well as a school in Haiti. Projects included preparing food trays for the homeless, assembling infant supply packs for new fathers, and writing Valentine’s Day cards for residents of the Inglis House, among many others.

This “day on” was an opportunity for students to learn about the value of giving back, and to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others devoted to service. The French International School has been an official participant in the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service—the largest in the nation—for sixteen consecutive years.