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Charity Navigator Gives CSFP 100 Score, Names CSFP Top Ten Privately-Funded Charity

Dec 21, 2016

This December, Charity Navigator, a renowned, independent charity evaluator, gave CSFP a perfect score on all of its metric rankings. CSFP was one of only three education-focused nonprofits in the entire nation to receive this honor. CSFP also made Charity Navigator’s top 10 list for Highly Rated Charities Relying on Private Contributions. Highlighted for our…

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6ABC Visits New CSFP Family with Good News

Dec 11, 2016

Hundreds of families who just won CSFP’s random K-8th grade lottery received calls on December 8. 6ABC visited a family just after they learned they would receive a K-8th grade scholarship for their children.

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NBC10 Covers CSFP Lottery Day

Dec 10, 2016

As hundreds of parents received calls informing them of their new scholarships, CSFP staff, donors, and volunteers on the other end of the line gathered at the Navy Yard. Watch as we bring #HopeOpportunitySuccess to children for the holidays.

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Scholarship Surprises For Philadelphia Families

Dec 9, 2016

“Yes! Oh my gosh, thank you,” said Naimah Buckner of South Philadelphia, who never dreamed a high quality education for her girls would come true, in one quick phone call…

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Lottery Day Spreads Holiday Cheer

Dec 9, 2016

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP)’s staff, donors, volunteers, and current scholarship families gathered at FS Investments last night for CSFP’s holiday Lottery Day celebration. Callers laughed, cried, and shared in the joy as hundreds of families were called to let them know that they just won from CSFP’s K-8th grade random scholarship lottery. For these…

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Scholarship Surprises For Philadelphia Families

Dec 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “Your family has been selected for a scholarship and we wanted to call and congratulate you,” said a voice on one end of the phone line.

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CSFP Families Kicked Off Holiday Season at the Adventure Aquarium

Nov 28, 2016

With the help of volunteers, dedicated Parent Ambassadors and our partnership with Art-Reach, CSFP provided low-cost admission to the Adventure Aquarium for scholarship recipient families on Saturday, November 26. CSFP families arrived at the Aquarium just after Thanksgiving for a fun-filled day of family bonding, adventure and hands-on learning. Children beamed as they ventured into…

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CSFP Closes Priority Deadline Application Season

Nov 22, 2016

A main component of our early access initiative, CSFP implemented a Priority Deadline for new scholarship applications. We developed this new timeline to encourage new families to start considering school options for the next year, much earlier and at a time when schools hold open houses. Early results are positive: so far, CSFP has received…

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School Visits Focus on Keeping Students Where They Succeed

Nov 16, 2016

CSFP is invested in helping children attend and succeed in great schools. We have scaled our staff to match the growing demands of a student population of more than 5,300 children from low-income families, each with their own particular needs and learning style. Over a year ago, we hired our first-ever Educational Consultant and Field…

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CSFP Attends Great Philly Schools Kindergarten Fairs this Fall

Nov 1, 2016

CSFP believes that a great education, early on, matters in a child’s success. Children can enter our four-year scholarship program as early as kindergarten, which gives them time to build a solid foundation at a quality school. It is application season, and each year we strive to let many Philadelphia families know that their children…

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