FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2020
PHILADELPHIA – Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP), a program providing financial access for children from under-resourced Philadelphia families to attend K-8th grade tuition-based schools, has appointed Keisha Jordan as its new Executive Director. In this role, Jordan will be responsible for guiding CSFP in its mission to provide children from under-resourced Philadelphia families with scholarships to attend high quality schools.
Jordan joins CSFP from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) where she served as Chief People Officer. She is a dedicated nonprofit leader with 20 years of experience in education advocacy, school administration, human resources, staff and volunteer training, and fund development.
“I am thrilled to be selected to lead Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, an organization whose progress I have followed since its inception,” said Jordan. “I am excited to serve Philadelphia families in this role and to work with staff and board members to deepen CSFP’s impact in the city.”
“We look forward to welcoming Keisha Jordan to CSFP. Her passion and commitment to helping students and her broad-based education experience will make the CSFP team even stronger,” said CSFP Board Chair Patrick Burke. “As we begin to prepare scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year, we are confident Keisha will provide a fresh perspective on how to best meet the needs of Philadelphia’s children, especially given her background serving in leadership roles for a diverse set of schools and nonprofit organizations.”
Prior to her role at GSEP, Jordan worked as Director of Admissions at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, a consultant for Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School and other non-profits, and the founding President/CEO of Philadelphia Black Alliance for Educational Options. She received her JD from Temple University School of Law and her BA from the University of Virginia.