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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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A surprising holiday celebration

Dec 11, 2017

On December 7, CSFP staff, donors, and volunteers gathered to call the new winners of CSFP’s scholarship lottery at a special holiday celebration hosted by FS Investments. The event marked the conclusion of CSFP’s priority lottery, through which CSFP randomly selected over 1,500 low-income Philadelphia families who applied to our K-8th grade scholarship program. All…

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Partner School Principals Gather for Annual Meeting

Nov 3, 2017

Did you know that CSFP works with 170 schools to increase access to quality education for Philadelphia children? Our schools are as diverse as the population we serve, and the concentration of each school is different. From secular to independent, parochial to Montessori, there is an option for all families within CSFP’s network of partner…

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CSFP’s Crystal Ball Celebrates Past, Present, and Future for Philly Kids

Oct 17, 2017

Dinner, drinks, an engaging conversation with Michael Smerconish and Eva Moskowitz, and a Zoltar machine to deliver fortunes. All these elements magically came together at CSFP’s Crystal Ball this past Saturday. Together with our guest speakers, Mayor Kenney, and a crowd of over 400 wonderful supporters, we raised over $3 million for CSFP’s scholarship program…

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Philly K-8 School Fair Attracts 1,500 Children and Families

Oct 9, 2017

On Saturday, October 7th, CSFP and GreatPhillySchools (GPS) hosted the Philly K-8 School Fair, an inclusive event that brought over 100 diverse schools together at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. Over 1,500 children and families attended the fair, and were able to meet one-on-one with officials from public charter, district, and private schools. The free event…

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