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Two very different realities: Back to School for Philly Kids

Sep 17, 2015

Back to school time is serves to motivate all of our partners – from scholarship students, parents, teachers and participating schools to take full advantage of the educational opportunities afforded them. It is also a motivational time for CSFP staff, as we receive emails, calls, and messages through our social media channels from parents, thanking…

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Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse: What it Means

Aug 18, 2015

As the Pennsylvania budget impasse continues into its seventh week, Pennsylvanians may be left wondering what the delay will affect. PA.gov has compiled a handy FAQ that illustrates the impact the impasse will have on the Commonwealth, which you can access here. If you have applied to the Pennsylvania Educational Tax Credit programs (either EITC…

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Exposing the “Opportunity Gap” for Low-Income Students

Aug 18, 2015

A recent report titled Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic* illustrates the state of high school graduation across America. The report highlights the many factors that contribute to a student’s likelihood to drop out of high school. One major factor is family income. Students from low-income families…

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CSFP Hosts 9th Annual Summer Math and Writing Tutorial

Jul 22, 2015

For three weeks this summer, rising CSFP eighth graders and recently-graduated CSFP alumni entering ninth grade are receiving additional academic support at our Math and Writing tutorials. Over forty-five children are attending the six-session tutorial. Four area teachers are conducting sessions focused on strengthening skills in Math and Writing so that CSFP alumni have a…

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CSFP Hosts First-Ever Saturday at the National Constitution Center

Jul 22, 2015

On July 11, over 300 CSFP children and their families visited the National Constitution Center at a greatly-reduced admission price. Families learned more about Philadelphia’s unique legacy and deeply-rooted connection to our nation’s origin and growth.  CSFP believes in the added educational value that access to cultural events provide children.  We are delighted to be…

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2,000 Children Receive New, K-8th Grade Scholarships to Quality Schools

Jun 18, 2015

On June 18, 2015, CSFP welcomed 2,000 new CSFP scholarship winners to our K-8th grade scholarship program.

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CSFP Receives 4 Stars from Charity Navigator for Third Consecutive Year

May 15, 2015

We are delighted to share the news thatCharity Navigator, a highly regarded independent nonprofit evaluator, has once again named Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia as one of its highest-rated charities.

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CSFP and Art-Reach Team Up to Bring More Cultural Experiences to Families

May 13, 2015

We are pleased to announce that CSFP will now expand this initiative through a new, unique partnership with Art-Reach. Together, CSFP and Art-Reach are planning several fun, family-oriented cultural outings for current CSFP scholarship recipients at greatly-reduced admission fees.

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CSFP Welcomes Patrick J. Burke, Gerardo Monroy, and Joffie C. Pittman to Board of Directors

May 11, 2015

CSFP is delighted to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Patrick J. Burke, Investment Officer, Mill Creek Capital Advisors, LLC; Gerardo Monroy, President, Colonial Penn Life Insurance; and Joffie C. Pittman, Deputy Counsel of Labor & Employment, Philadelphia Housing Authority. These three area leaders bring a wealth of knowledge…

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CSFP Board Member Mr. William Sasso Honored as Philadelphia Business Journal Outstanding Director 2015

Apr 24, 2015

Early in 2015, Mr. William Sasso was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as an Outstanding Director 2015 for his work with Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP). A founding Board Member of CSFP, Mr. Sasso has provided strategic leadership for our organization for more than fourteen years. CSFP is deeply grateful for Mr. Sasso’s generosity…

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