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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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Events

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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A Fresh Start- motivation and success from a CSFP alumnus

Aug 24, 2016

“Every­one has dif­fer­ent chal­lenges. No one’s story is ex­actly the same. Cer­tain people deal with dif­fer­ent chal­lenges in dif­fer­ent ways. But where there’s a will, there’s a way ba­sic­ally.” — San­ti­ago Vallejo. Read this inspiring article on our very own CSFP alumnus overcoming obstacles to achieve his dreams.

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News and Notes

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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Talking school choice, not politics, at the DNC

Jul 28, 2016

School choice advocates gathered this week at the Democratic National Convention to discuss the importance of choice for low-income children. “Let’s face it: Choice actually exists in America. … It exists for families who can afford to live anywhere,” he said. At another point, he added: “There’s no reason, none, every child should not have access to a quality education.” said Jalen Rose, former NBA star and current ESPN Analyst.

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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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