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Young Friends of CSFP Gives Back Through Career Day

Feb 13, 2017

“Does anyone know what this is?” PSPCA Humane Law Enforcement officer Sergeant Wayne Smith asked a classroom full of fifth-graders, holding up what looked to be a giant pair of welding gloves. “Cat gloves,” he answered, among squeals from his young audience. In a classroom down the hall, Stephanie Mertz of local sandwich shop Rybrew…

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Superskate Sunday Brings CSFP Families to Dilworth Park

Feb 10, 2017

CSFP children eager to skate and parents eager to get some quality family time with their children joined us on February 5 for our second annual Superskate Sunday event. Over 200 families came out to ice skate and spend time together. As CSFP staff taught skating lessons to children who had never been on the…

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CSFP Reads – Family Book Club Initiative – Holds First Meeting

Jan 30, 2017

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia knows that a love for reading begins at home and depends on parent encouragement and involvement. We created CSFP Reads, a family book club geared toward 3rd-5th grade students and their families, to foster a sense of joy and excitement around reading. On January 28, 2017, nearly thirty book club participants…

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CSFP Welcomes New Families at New Parent Forum and Registration Clinic

Jan 17, 2017

St. Malachy School buzzed with excitement and activity on Saturday, January 14 as hundreds of new scholarship recipient families gathered to meet CSFP staff and learn more about our scholarship program. CSFP conducted orientation sessions on program requirements for families, and provided one-on-one assistance with the online registration process. The presentations provided parents with important…

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Parent Ambassadors Meet for Midyear Review

Jan 13, 2017

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP)’s Parent Ambassador (PA) program was initiated this summer. We are pleased to report that this pilot program is going strong. CSFP and current PAs gathered recently to discuss program activities and developments, and to strategize ways to improve the program for the remainder of school year. Currently, 12 parents with…

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia earned a perfect score from Charity Navigator

Jan 6, 2017

Julie Zeglen of local social impact news and events group Generocity discusses CSFP’s recent score of 100 from Charity Navigator, highlighting our 91.9% of expenses spent directly on our scholarship program.

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Earns Kudos

Jan 5, 2017

One of just three education-based nonprofits to earn a perfect score from Charity Navigator this past year, CSFP received a 100 on the independent charity evaluator’s metric system. Martha Woodall covers this story on Philly.com and in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Charity Navigator Gives CSFP 100 Score, Names CSFP Top Ten Privately-Funded Charity

Dec 21, 2016

This December, Charity Navigator, a renowned, independent charity evaluator, gave CSFP a perfect score on all of its metric rankings. CSFP was one of only three education-focused nonprofits in the entire nation to receive this honor. CSFP also made Charity Navigator’s top 10 list for Highly Rated Charities Relying on Private Contributions. Highlighted for our…

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6ABC Visits New CSFP Family with Good News

Dec 11, 2016

Hundreds of families who just won CSFP’s random K-8th grade lottery received calls on December 8. 6ABC visited a family just after they learned they would receive a K-8th grade scholarship for their children.

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NBC10 Covers CSFP Lottery Day

Dec 10, 2016

As hundreds of parents received calls informing them of their new scholarships, CSFP staff, donors, and volunteers on the other end of the line gathered at the Navy Yard. Watch as we bring #HopeOpportunitySuccess to children for the holidays.

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