News and Notes

A Historic First: Both Parties Agree that Parental Choice in Education is Fundamental Pivotal Moment for Parental Choice in Education in Pennsylvania

Nov 1, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro’s recently announced support for parental choice in education, together with Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s previously announced support of education funding following the child, is a historic first for Pennsylvania. Just this month, Shapiro told a gathering of supporters that, if elected, he would support the Lifeline Scholarships program pending…

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A nonprofit must have community seats on its board. Here’s how

Sep 8, 2022

If you’d like to add community members to your board, here’s a playbook from one nonprofit that just did it. Here’s a radical idea for nonprofit leaders that shouldn’t be so radical: Elect members of the community you serve to your Board of Directors. For all the expertise we expect out of nonprofit boards, like…

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2022-2023 PA BUDGET EXPANDS FUNDING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PHILLY KIDS

Jul 14, 2022

On Friday, July 8, 2022, Governor Wolf signed PA’s 2022-2023 fiscal budget, which includes a $125 million increase to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC), and similar programs—the biggest ever in the initiative’s history. This includes:   An $88 million increase for EITC K-12 Scholarships (from $175 million to $263 million)…

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Events

CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND PHILADELPHIA’S 2022 LEGACY GALA CELEBRATED 20 YEARS OF HOPE, OPPORTUNITY, AND SUCCESS

Jun 16, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP), an organization providing scholarships for children from under-resourced Philadelphia families to attend K-8th grade tuition-based schools, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Monday at the 2022 Legacy Gala. The event took place at the Mann Center for Performing Arts and honored two decades of hope, opportunity, and success through…

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CSFP Will Award More Scholarships Than Ever for the 2022-2023 School Year

Sep 15, 2021

2,500 K-8TH GRADE SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND PHILADELPHIA FOR 2022 – 2023 SCHOOL YEAR Applications are open through March 1 with a priority deadline of November 15 PHILADELPHIA- Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) announced the opening of its 2022 – 2023 application season during a virtual celebration on Tuesday, September 14. This…

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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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