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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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CSFP at the DNC

Jul 27, 2016

CSFP is proud of our alumni. They go on to graduate high school at a 96% rate, attend college, and contribute to their communities. One such example is Raushaun Williams, who addressed a crowd of Pennsylvania lawmakers during a Democratic National Convention event hosted by CSFP partner, the American Federation for Children. Raushaun attended Our…

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State Budget Passes, Supports Increase in Tax Credits

Jul 20, 2016

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania lawmakers passed a state budget that increases support for education. The new state budget includes an additional $25 million in tax credits through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The EITC program is broadly supported and the increase was overwhelmingly passed both legislative houses. Since the inception of the PA…

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia helps 10,000 families

Jul 5, 2016

“…too often we turn our backs and become immune to what it really means to families that don’t have the economic means to do anything differently than send their kids to a failed neighborhood school.” Read the interview between Evan Grossman, Philadelphia-based education reporter for Watchdog.org, and Ina Lipman, Executive Director of CSFP, as they discuss the impact and program of Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.

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Aid and Awards For Students

Jun 27, 2016

On June 23rd, CSFP celebrated the successful conclusion of their $50million Campaign for 10,000 Children by awarding 2,000 new scholarships to low-income K-8th grade students in Philadelphia. Joining CSFP at the Kimmel Center were more than 1,500 CSFP families, supporters, volunteers, and friends including special guests Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and CEO of Wawa, Chris Gheysens. Santiago Vallejo, CSFP alumnus, spoke of his experience as a CSFP scholarship winner.

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CBS Philly Video: CSFP Celebrates Milestone with 10,000 Scholarships

Jun 27, 2016

Watch coverage from CSFP’s Annual Student Awards Ceremony as they mark the successful conclusion of their Campaign for 10,000 Children with the newest 2,000 scholarship award winners.

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