Keisha Jordan to serve on the Education/Workforce Transition Advisory Committee
PHILADELPHIA – Keisha Jordan, President and CEO of Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) has been invited to join the Education/Workforce Transition Advisory Committee for Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis. The committee is tasked with advising the incoming Administration on critical education issues impacting the Commonwealth and its students, teachers, and families. Jordan is one of 17 leaders selected from across the state who will represent the pre-K – 12 sector.
Jordan is a dedicated nonprofit leader with 20 years of experience in education advocacy, school administration, human resources, staff and volunteer training, and fund development. She has served as President and CEO of CSFP, a non-profit providing scholarships for children from under-resourced Philadelphia families to attend K-8th grade tuition-based schools, since March 2020. During her time with the organization, CSFP has made impactful changes to allow more students the opportunity to receive scholarships and this year announced it will eliminate the four-year cap on scholarships to support students all the way through 8th grade. Under Jordan’s leadership, CSFP has grown from serving 5,100 students in 2020 to more than 5,800 this school year.
“This is an opportunity for CSFP to share its knowledge at the state level after decades of success in Philadelphia. The organization’s core mission aligns with Governor-Elect Shapiro’s vision for the future and we are motivated to continue making a difference for Pennsylvania families,” said Jordan. “I’m honored to join the Committee and look forward to working with experts from all over the Commonwealth to achieve the common goal of providing children with access to quality, safe education.”
The Education/Workforce Advisory Committee brings together teachers, former school administrators, and education policy experts to develop recommendations that will advance the Governor-Elect’s priorities. Shapiro has been vocal about his commitment to ensuring Pennsylvania students receive a thorough and efficient education and have the opportunity to shape their own future, regardless of their background or circumstances. The Committee will be chaired by Pat Gallagher, Chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh.
For more information about CSFP, please visit www.csfphiladelphia.org.
About Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) is a privately funded program whose mission is to provide financial access for students from under-resourced Philadelphia families to safe, high-quality, tuition-based schools. It is the largest provider of scholarship support for grades K-8 in Pennsylvania. CSFP currently serves more than 5,700 children in K-8th grade enrolled at more than 160 area tuition-based schools, who are receiving a maximum of $3,200 per child, per year. CSFP scholarships are all need-based and awarded by random lottery.