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Endless Pools Donation to CSFP Announced at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

Oct 28, 2020

$12,500 DONATION FROM ENDLESS POOLS WILL FUND NEW K-8TH GRADE SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA- Endless Pools, an Aston-based aquatic fitness innovator for over three decades, today announced a donation of $12,500 to Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) to support K-8 scholarships for students from Philadelphia to attend tuition-based schools in the area….

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CSFP Announces New Executive Director

Mar 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2020 Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Welcomes New Executive Director 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…

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CSFP Moves into 2020 With a Clear Vision for the Future

Jan 2, 2020

CSFP just finished an exciting strategic planning process that will ensure more impact for children and families in the future. Read more about CSFP’s Strategic Plan that sets forth a shared five-year vision for future impact with three-year planning initiatives, goals and implementation road map. 

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Board member highlight: Betsy Porth

Apr 15, 2019

Long-term organizational friend and supporter Betsy Porth has been a fixture on CSFP’s Board for a number of years. She states that CSFP holds a special place in her heart, and this is reflected in her dedication to our mission. We recently spoke with Betsy about what inspires her work on behalf of Philadelphia children…

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Fourteenth Annual Visit to the Academy of Natural Sciences Brings CSFP Community Together

Mar 22, 2019

On March 16, CSFP families flocked to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to see exhibits on dinosaurs, butterflies, natural history, and even Mythic Creatures, as part of our annual visit. Families and volunteers spent the day exploring, questioning, and learning new things together. The importance of immersive learning experiences like those offered…

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Staff Highlight: Meet CSFP’s SVP of Scholarship and Program Operations, Julie Raiken!

Feb 22, 2019

CSFP’s dedicated staff strives to make quality education financially accessible to children in Philadelphia. Meet one of the people behind the scholarships: SVP of Scholarship and Program Operations, Julie Raiken. Julie has been with CSFP since 2004 and has helped thousands of children access schools that they love. We sat down with Julie to hear…

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CSFP’s Second Annual PreK Forum Brings Panel of Local Experts Together

Feb 19, 2019

CSFP’s PreK initiative focuses on sharing information about quality early childhood education with Philadelphia parents and our partner schools. As part of our PreK initiative, CSFP provides opportunities for our partner schools to learn from area experts in early childhood education. We hosted our second PreK Forum this February.  CSFP assembled a panel of experts…

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Board Member Highlight: Pat Burke

Jan 22, 2019

CSFP is fortunate to partner with a large community who believe in our mission and the power of education to transform lives. One of those people is our Board Chair, Pat Burke. Pat joined the CSFP Board several years ago. Growing up in a large family that struggled financially, Pat chose education as his path…

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The Philadelphia Foundation Awards Leadership Development Grant to CSFP

Dec 21, 2018

We are delighted to announce that The Malinda R. Farrow Fund of the The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) awarded a generous $20,000 leadership development grant to Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) in November 2018! This competitive grant was awarded in recognition of CSFP’s ongoing efforts to assess and enhance the diverse skills and backgrounds that are best suited to serve CSFP’s mission….

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The Call of a Lifetime for Philadelphia Families

Dec 19, 2018

On December 13, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) staff, donors, parents, and volunteers gathered to personally call the families of the children recently selected through our priority lottery for K-8th grade scholarships. Our friends at NRG hosted this year’s Lottery Day celebration at Lincoln Financial Field. Football legends Jason Avant and Harold Carmichael joined in…

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