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Philly K-8 School Fair Focuses on Access to Different Schools

Oct 31, 2018

This past Saturday, CSFP and our partners at GreatPhillySchools (GPS) teamed up to host the Philly K-8 School Fair. We brought together 1,300 children and family members, 93 diverse schools, and community partners for a day of sharing information at Girard College.   We developed the Philly K-8 School Fair back in 2016 to increase…

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Partner School Meeting Brings CSFP School Community Together

Oct 22, 2018

Each year, CSFP brings administrators from our network of 170 partner schools together for a Partner School Meeting to network, share best practices, and review CSFP partner school guidelines. This year’s meeting also featured guest speakers on topics relevant to K-8th grade education: Great Philly Schools (GPS) representatives spoke about their rating system, and representatives…

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CSFP and PHMC Provide Keystone STARS Training for Parent Ambassadors

Oct 22, 2018

CSFP’s Parent Ambassador (PA) program focuses on building community. As PAs work with school administrators, CSFP families at their schools, and their own personal networks to increase awareness and understanding of our program, they build valuable connections across the Greater Philadelphia community. And a substantial portion of that community is parents with pre-K aged children….

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Jill Horner and Heather Frattone: Philly K-8 School Fair and CSFP Scholarships

Oct 1, 2018

On Comcast Newsmakers, host Jill Horner and CSFP ED Heather Frattone discusssed two opportunities available for Philadelphia families with K-8th grade children. The Philly K-8 School Fair, on October 27, will host over 100 diverse public district, public charter, and private schools at Girard College. The event is designed to help families across the city learn…

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Citywide Application Launch: Six Different Locations, One Simple Mission

Sep 27, 2018

CSFP officially opened applications to our random scholarship lottery for the 2019-2020 school year on September 22, 2018. The CSFP team and Parent Ambassadors (PAs) traveled to six different recreation centers across the city to meet with Philadelphia families and help them apply to the lottery for 2,000 new scholarships. Hundreds of families joined us…

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CSFP Focuses on Outreach and Access with Two Fall Events

Aug 24, 2018

Throughout the fall, CSFP will spend time in communities throughout the city providing resources and support to help families make the best decision about their children’s K-8th grade education. We will host two important events: Citywide Application Launch September 22nd, 11AM-2PM CSFP will host a citywide event to celebrate the opening of our random lottery*…

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CSFP Trains 53 Parent Ambassadors for this School Year

Aug 13, 2018

Now in our third year of the Parent Ambassador (PA) program, CSFP will work with 53 parents of children in our program to build community this school year. PAs help CSFP spread the word about our scholarships, liaise with school administrators, and work to ensure that CSFP families get the most out of their scholarships….

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CSFP Families Take a Trip to the Adventure Aquarium

Aug 10, 2018

More than 400 CSFP students and family members joined CSFP for our annual trip to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden on August 1. CSFP scholarship recipients and their families learned about sharks, hippos, and other marine life at this one-day event, made possible through CSFP’s partnership with local cultural access program, Art-Reach. CSFP provides trips…

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CSFP Students Continue Learning Through the Summer

Aug 1, 2018

In July, 27 CSFP students, entering 8th and 9th grades, joined CSFP and local teachers at the Honickman Learning Center for a summer tutorial focusing on math, writing, and computer programming. This six-session tutorial featured individualized instruction, small group projects, and independent learning activities focused on the three core subject areas. CSFP began this summertime…

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Meet Liz, Young Friends of CSFP Member

Jul 17, 2018

CSFP has the pleasure of working with some amazing people across Philadelphia and the surrounding region. Our Young Friends group brings together a diverse group of young professionals with one goal in mind: increasing access to quality education for Philadelphia children. We caught up with one of our young friends, Liz Moyer, to ger her…

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