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CSFP Citywide K-8th Grade School Fair

Oct 26, 2016

On a cold and rainy October 22, nearly 1,000 children and parents came out to Girard College to participate in CSFP’s Citywide K-8th Grade School Fair. The free, open-to-the-public event was the first of its kind for CSFP (and the first any organization has held in the city), where over 70 diverse schools—district, charter, private,…

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CSFP and School Representatives Gather for Annual Principals Meeting

Oct 7, 2016

“The first thing [prospective parents] ask about are scholarships. It’s important not just to bring new students in, but also to retain students whose families may be having a hard time. They can stay because of Children’s Scholarship Fund.” Leigh Kelly, Holmesburg Christian Academy On Wednesday, October 5, CSFP and representatives from our partner schools gathered to…

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CSFP and Friends Launch New Scholarship Season at Please Touch Museum

Sep 14, 2016

CSFP opened applications for its random K-8th grade scholarship lottery at a full-to-capacity event hosted by the Please Touch Museum this morning. Over 600 parents and children attended the event, set against the backdrop of the Museum’s historic Dentzel Carousel.  This morning marked the opening of CSFP’s application season for the 2017-2018 school year, during…

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CSFP Reads: A Family Book Club

Aug 23, 2016

One of the great things that we hear from our parents is that the financial assistance they receive from CSFP enables them to spend more quality time with their children, and less time at working numerous jobs. We know that time together as a family is important, so we have created some supplemental programming, like…

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CSFP Announces New Initiative: Parent Ambassador Program

Aug 15, 2016

CSFP has launched a new program designed to help deepen our relationships to families. The Parent Ambassador Program, consists of 12 CSFP parents at 12 different private schools. Selection was made based on school recommendations and individual interviews. Participants will receive an additional $1,000 in scholarship funding per year. Our parent ambassadors have a proven…

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CSFP Math and Writing Tutorial, Expanded and Enhanced

Aug 8, 2016

CSFP knows the value in providing additional, outside-the-classroom support for children in our program. When we first heard that some CSFP children experienced difficulty acclimating to the increased rigor of high school, especially in the key subjects of Math and Writing, CSFP launched a summer tutorial program. This program focuses on refreshing students’ skill sets…

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Jerry Lehocky introduces CSFP’s new Parent Ambassador Program

Jul 28, 2016

Partner Jerry Lehocky, of Pon Lehocky Stern Giordano,  introduces the Parent Ambassador Program at the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia meeting on July 26th. This new initiative plants to  drive greater parental participation and further the reach of CSFP’s vision.

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CSFP at the DNC

Jul 27, 2016

CSFP is proud of our alumni. They go on to graduate high school at a 96% rate, attend college, and contribute to their communities. One such example is Raushaun Williams, who addressed a crowd of Pennsylvania lawmakers during a Democratic National Convention event hosted by CSFP partner, the American Federation for Children. Raushaun attended Our…

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State Budget Passes, Supports Increase in Tax Credits

Jul 20, 2016

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania lawmakers passed a state budget that increases support for education. The new state budget includes an additional $25 million in tax credits through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The EITC program is broadly supported and the increase was overwhelmingly passed both legislative houses. Since the inception of the PA…

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Annual Student Awards Ceremony Celebrates Campaign for 10,000 Children’s Successful Conclusion

Jun 27, 2016

In a heartwarming ceremony on June 23, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) welcomed the 2,000 newest scholarship recipients to our program, and celebrated the accomplishments of our current and former students. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, CEO of Wawa Chris Gheysens, and many of CSFP’s committed donors, joined students onstage to share in the excitement….

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