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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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Student Award Ceremony Brings CSFP Community Together

Jun 21, 2018

Over 1,500 families, students, organizational friends, and supporters joined CSFP on Tuesday, June 19, to celebrate our annual Student Award Ceremony. At the event, CSFP welcomed new K-8th grade students to our needs-based scholarship program, and recognized the achievements of current and former scholarship students and several community members. CSFP recognized Mr. Thomas P. Nerney…

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National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Lateefah Lucky

Apr 18, 2018

“Volunteering with CSFP has impacted me tremendously. It has opened a network bigger than I could ever imagine. Being a CSFP mom has made me even more confident than ever about making choices when it comes to my child’s future.” April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week, and CSFP is celebrating by highlighting a few of…

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CSFP Earns Top Marks from Renowned Nonprofit Evaluator

Apr 9, 2018

In April 2018, CSFP received a perfect 100 score from the nation’s leading charity watchdog, Charity Navigator. Just one of two education-based charities to make this list in April, we are incredibly proud of this honor, which recognizes our sustained commitment to fiscal responsibility, good governance, and best practices. Charity Navigator rates thousands of charities…

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CSFP Parent Ambassadors Quarterly Meeting

Apr 6, 2018

Currently, CSFP enjoys the assistance of 30+ Parent Ambassadors (PAs), who help liaise between CSFP staff, parents, and school communities. The PA program began in 2016 and has been growing ever since. PAs meet quarterly to go over program requirements, check in with staff about parent engagement strategies, and provide professional development to our PAs….

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CSFP Schools Learn About Keystone STARS and PHL Pre-K

Apr 6, 2018

As a part of our ongoing efforts to provide access to quality education for Philadelphia children, we have been working with several local organizations on an initiative to increase awareness of and access to effective Pre-K programs in Philadelphia. Through a grant funded by the William Penn Foundation, CSFP is working to connect our schools…

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CSFP Names Heather Weiss Frattone New Executive Director

Apr 3, 2018

CSFP is pleased to announce that it has appointed Heather Weiss Frattone as its new Executive Director. Ms. Frattone starts her new role today, just after CSFP announced that it has awarded another 2,000 new scholarships to K-8 grade children for next school year. Ms. Frattone joins CSFP from the University of Pennsylvania Law School,…

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Meet the donor: Matt Tucker

Mar 20, 2018

Two years ago, Matt Tucker and his wife April sat down to figure out their holiday giving. After a little googling for education-based charities in the area, Matt discovered CSFP, which at the time was one of Charity Navigator’s Top Ten Charities Receiving Private Donations. The Chester County resident has been interested in education for…

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March Lottery Day

Mar 16, 2018

On March 14, CSFP staff, volunteers, donors, families, and alumni gathered to call the winners of CSFP’s final school year 2018-19 scholarship lottery and inform them they were selected to receive a four-year, partial scholarship to one of over 170 private schools in the area. The 2,000 newest scholarship recipients were chosen from a pool…

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CSFP’S New Parent Forum Welcomes New Scholarship Families

Jan 8, 2018

The first CSFP New Parent Forum and Registration Clinic for the 2018-2019 school year was held on Saturday, January 6th at Honickman Learning Center. More than 100 new scholarship recipients and their families attended the event, during which they received one-on-one registration assistance and an informational presentation about private school registration, requirements, deadlines, and additional…

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