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Get to Know Young Friend, Kirk Sundstrom

Jul 24, 2017

YFCSFP member Kirk Sundstrom may have only joined our group in November, but that didn’t limit his ability to give back to Philadelphia children. Since the fall, Kirk he has volunteered at every opportunity YFCSF has presented. Kirk has spoken to children in our program about what it’s like to work in sales and the…

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College-Bound CSFP Alumni Honored for Achievements

Jul 18, 2017

Two college-bound CSFP alumni received scholarships at the June Student Awards Ceremony. With the help of a CSFP scholarship, Tatyana Lowry and Christopher Driggins attended quality K-8th grade schools, and despite many setbacks, went on to excel in high school and are now preparing to pursue their dreams in college. Both students are shining examples…

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Former CSFP Students Receive College Scholarships

Jul 7, 2017

How does a quality early education pave the way for a bright future? Just ask these three former CSFP students who received a college scholarship at the Student Award Ceremony in June. These recent high school graduates are headed to college in the fall and already have many accomplishments to list on their resumes. Read more about their journeys in the Northeast Times

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CSFP Executive Director Discusses the Lasting Impact of Quality Early Education

Jun 29, 2017

Lorraine Ballard Morrill of WDAS 105.3FM interviewed Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Executive Director, Ina Lipman. The pair discusses the recent Award Ceremony On June 13, 2017, and the lasting impact of quality early education. Listen to the conversation on iHeartRadio and learn more about CSFP’s dedication to helping children from low-income families receive the education they deserve.

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Insurer Honored for Supporting Low-Income Families

Jun 29, 2017

CSFP was delighted to honor Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company as our Corporate Citizen of the Year at our annual Student Award Ceremony earlier this month. We were also delighted to have CSFP Board Member and Colonial Penn President Joel Schwartz accept the award on his company’s behalf. The Jewish Exponent has more on the Ceremony and award.

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Evie McNiff, Former CSFP Board Chair, Shares Her Insights On Education Reform

Jun 27, 2017

Former CSFP Board Chair and education reformer, Evie McNiff works tirelessly to support education for low-income children. After bringing Children’s Scholarship Fund to Philadelphia and serving CSFP for 17 years, she is stepping down as Board Chair, but Evie McNiff has a lot to say about the state of giving and education in Philadelphia. Read more in The Philadelphia Citizen.

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Perseverance pays off for Philly area student

Jun 17, 2017

CSFP alumna Tatyana Lowry has a lot going for her: she graduated with honors from Cristo Rey High School, earned a full scholarship through Cristo Rey to attend Saint Joseph’s University, and has a goal to work in medicine as either a nurse or doctor. Yet her path was certainly not easy, and at just eighteen years old, Tatyana has some important life lessons to share. Read more in The Philadelphia Tribune.

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My Anti-School Choice Friends Are Hypocrites When It Comes To Educating Black Children

Jun 15, 2017

What does “school choice” really mean? Is it moving to an area with a public school with high test scores? Sending your children to a magnet school? Or supplementing your child’s education with tutors, camps, and extra-curricular activities? Sharif El-Mekki, Principal of Mastery Charter School–Shoemaker Campus, explains his viewpoint on the anti-school choice sentiment expressed by people he says enact choice on a daily basis.

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2,000 New Scholarship Recipients Receive Their Awards

Jun 14, 2017

More than 1,600 parents, children and supporters gathered to celebrate success at the Kimmel Center Tuesday, June 13th. CSFP’s Annual Student Award Ceremony recognized the accomplishments of current and former students of our K-8th grade scholarship program, and officially welcomed our newest 2,000 scholarship students. Among CSFP Board Members and special award winners onstage, ten…

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