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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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On Speaking with New Scholarship Families

Oct 28, 2016

One of the true delights of working or volunteering for CSFP is informing Philadelphia parents/guardians that their children were selected from our random scholarship lottery. The sheer joy parents express upon learning that they can give their children quality elementary education is contagious. This year, CSFP held a special “Opening Day” lottery in September, when…

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Local Schools Represented at Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Citywide School Fair at Girard College

Oct 27, 2016

CSFP’s Citywide K-8th grade school fair brought families together with representatives from district, charter, private, and parochial schools together on October 22. The event provided an opportunity for families to learn about schools and meet with representatives to discuss their children’s futures. Read more on Spirit News.

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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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Children’s Scholarship Fund Launches Application Season For Low-Income Families

Sep 14, 2016

Applications are now open for a program aimed at helping low-income families in Philadelphia get a jump on paying for tuition-based schools. Angel Arroyo of Kensington works hard every day, trying to make ends meet to send his 3rd grade boy to St. Peter the Apostle School on North Fifth Street in Northern Liberties…

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Events

Citywide K-8th Grade School Fair

Saturday, October 22, 2016

12-3 PM

Girard College
2101 S. College Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Directions to Girard College  Interested in school options for your K-8th grade children? Explore over 100 private, charter, and public schools at CSFP’s first-ever Citywide K-8th Grade School Fair! Learn more about K-8th grade school options, meet one-on-one with admissions officers, and discover family resources in Philadelphia. This event is FREE and open to the…

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CSFP Application Launch and “Opening Day” Lottery

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9:30-10:30 AM

Please Touch Museum - Dentzel Carousel (enter via main entrance)
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131

For the first time, CSFP scholarship applications will be made available in September with a newly-offered “priority application” period that has a November 15th deadline. We hope this change better serves our mission of providing access to quality private schools for K-8th grade children from low-income Philadelphia families by giving prospective families more time to…

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