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CSFP’s Crystal Ball Celebrates Past, Present, and Future for Philly Kids

Oct 17, 2017

Dinner, drinks, an engaging conversation with Michael Smerconish and Eva Moskowitz, and a Zoltar machine to deliver fortunes. All these elements magically came together at CSFP’s Crystal Ball this past Saturday. Together with our guest speakers, Mayor Kenney, and a crowd of over 400 wonderful supporters, we raised over $3 million for CSFP’s scholarship program…

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Philly K-8 School Fair Attracts 1,500 Children and Families

Oct 9, 2017

On Saturday, October 7th, CSFP and GreatPhillySchools (GPS) hosted the Philly K-8 School Fair, an inclusive event that brought over 100 diverse schools together at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. Over 1,500 children and families attended the fair, and were able to meet one-on-one with officials from public charter, district, and private schools. The free event…

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Events

Philly K-8 School Fair

Saturday, October 7, 2017

10AM-2PM

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
1733 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia

CSFP and Great Philly Schools have teamed up to host the Philly K-8 School Fair! Join us for this cross-sector school fair, which will showcase Charter, District, and Private elementary and middle schools in the Philadelphia area. Over 100 public, private, and charter schools will table the event, in addition to representatives from the Philadelphia…

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CSFP and Great Philly Schools Team up to Host Philly K-8 School Fair

Sep 25, 2017

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and Great Philly Schools are partnering to host the Philly K-8 School Fair. The free event, which features representatives from over 100 private, charter and district schools in Philadelphia is scheduled for October 7, from 10 AM – 2 PM at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. Learn more about the school fair…

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William Penn Foundation Awards CSFP With Grant to Promote Quality Pre-K

Sep 25, 2017

The William Penn Foundation awarded CSFP with a $491,150 grant to help Parent Ambassadors (PAs)  improve pre-K centers in Philadelphia. The funding will go towards training PAs to educate local pre-K centers about quality improvements through the Keystone STARS program. PAs will also teach parents in their school communities about the importance of quality early…

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CSFP Opens Application Season at the National Constitution Center

Sep 22, 2017

CSFP hosted its annual Application Launch event on Wednesday, September 20, at the National Constitution Center. The event drew a crowd of more than 850 parents, children, and school administrators to celebrate the opening of applications to CSFP’s random scholarship lottery. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined CSFP ED Ina Lipman, Board Chair Pat Burke, and…

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NBC10 Covers CSFP’s Application Launch

Sep 21, 2017

Over 850 parents and children joined CSFP to kick off our application season. NBC10 has the scoop. 

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6ABC Action News Attends CSFP’s Application Launch

Sep 21, 2017

CSFP release applications for 2,000 new, four-year scholarships on September 20, 2017. Mayor Kenney joined us to kick off application season at the National Constitution Center. 

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Events

Application Launch for 2018-19 School Year!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1:00PM-2:00PM

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Interested in applying to CSFP’s need-based, random, scholarship lottery?  CSFP scholarship applications for next school year (2018-2019) will open on September 20, 2017. Increase your chances of winning a CSFP scholarship for your children and apply, in person, at our launch event to win one of 200 randomly-selected “opening day” scholarships.*  *The “Opening Day” scholarships will…

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These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

Aug 23, 2017

Sisters Quibila Divine and Sylvia Simms have been working to bring quality education to Philadelphia children for decades. With experience advocating for children within and outside of the School District of Philadelphia, these sisters have not always received positive press. Yet their parent-forward, boots-on-the-ground approach has brought change to Philadelphia, as detailed in this Education Post article. 

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