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My Anti-School Choice Friends Are Hypocrites When It Comes To Educating Black Children

Jun 15, 2017

What does “school choice” really mean? Is it moving to an area with a public school with high test scores? Sending your children to a magnet school? Or supplementing your child’s education with tutors, camps, and extra-curricular activities? Sharif El-Mekki, Principal of Mastery Charter School–Shoemaker Campus, explains his viewpoint on the anti-school choice sentiment expressed by people he says enact choice on a daily basis.

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2,000 New Scholarship Recipients Receive Their Awards

Jun 14, 2017

More than 1,600 parents, children and supporters gathered to celebrate success at the Kimmel Center Tuesday, June 13th. CSFP’s Annual Student Award Ceremony recognized the accomplishments of current and former students of our K-8th grade scholarship program, and officially welcomed our newest 2,000 scholarship students. Among CSFP Board Members and special award winners onstage, ten…

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Student Award Ceremony

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

10-11 am

Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Honoring Sharmain Matlock-Turner, Citizen of the Year and Colonial Penn Life Insurance, Corporate Citizen of the Year In addition to honoring the contributions of our CItizens of the Year, CSFP will welcome the newest cohort of our random scholarship lottery winners to our program. This group of 2,000 students will receive their four-year, needs-based scholarships…

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New CSFP Board Member, Miles Wilson, Shares His Inspiring Story

May 5, 2017

Miles Wilson, CEO of EducationWorks,  and newly appointed CSFP Board Member shares how he persevered through adversity and achieved his dreams. 

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Lottery Day Brings Good News to Hundreds of Families

Mar 21, 2017

  “My kids are learning a lot at their school. They love their school. They don’t know what they would do without their school, and without their scholarship, I don’t know where they would be at this point.” –CSFP parent Jacquie Robinson, on the impact a CSFP scholarship has made on her family. Last night,…

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Lottery Day on Fox29

Mar 17, 2017

Watch as CSFP staff, donors, volunteers, and current families gather to make calls to the newest winners of our K-8th grade scholarship lottery. 

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Dinosaurs, Frogs, Butterflies, and More Attract CSFP Families to the Academy of Natural Sciences

Mar 15, 2017

On March 11 and 12, over 500 CSFP families visited the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as part of CSFP’s annual Weekend at the Academy event. For 12 years, CSFP has opened the doors to the Academy for the families of children in our program by providing greatly-reduced admission rates for one weekend…

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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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