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Colonial Penn Life Insurance Partners with CSFP

Apr 22, 2016

On April 15, Colonial Penn Life Insurance, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, presented a check to CSFP that will provide funding for hundreds of Philadelphia children to attend tuition-based schools.

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Volunteers for Children’s Scholarship Fund Bring Great Joy

Apr 19, 2016

SofterWare employees got the enviable volunteer task of calling families during CSFP’s Lottery Day! Joe Stafford, Evan Doyle, Kathy Piunti and Eleanor Stasio helped called over 2,000 lucky recipients with the happy news: full school scholarships to K-8 students in financial need to a tuition-based school.

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News and Notes

Lottery Day in Action

Apr 19, 2016

CSFP’s annual Lottery Day celebration was last month, but the momentum is still gaining for our new scholarship families as they finalize their paperwork for our awards and settle on a school for their children. We hope you saw our coverage from last month on NBC10, and in the Philadelphia Tribune, which shows new families…

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News and Notes

Tax Credit Bank Opens Soon!

Apr 18, 2016

The Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has $150 million reserved for Educational Tax Credits for FY2016. CSFP recognizes that the state budget impasse this past year presented some unique difficulties for donors and organizations. Please know that CSFP has been working closely with partners in Harrisburg to ensure that the application…

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Colonial Penn To Provide Over 300 K-8th Grade Scholarships To Low-income Philadelphia Children

Apr 15, 2016

CSFP is pleased to announce a new partnership with Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, which will bring hundreds of scholarships to Philadelphia K-8th grade students.

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Events

Ongoing Orientation Clinics for New Families

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ongoing times and locations throughout April and May.

Managing 2,000 new families, who have just learned they were selected from our lottery and are eager to complete CSFP’s qualifying paperwork, can be a daunting task. Luckily, CSFP’s efficient, friendly staff has a little help from our friends. Volunteers have been helping CSFP host New Parent Orientations all over Philadelphia this spring. At the…

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News and Notes

Charity Navigator Gives CSFP 4-Star Rating Again

Apr 1, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, independent charity evaluator Charity Navigator has given CSFP their highest rating for nonprofits: 4 stars. Charity Navigator bases their reviews on an organization’s fiscal health, as well as their commitment to transparency and accountability. The coveted 4-Star rating means that CSFP outperforms many other nonprofits in America. In fact, only…

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Press

A Choice Question: School Choice and Educational Equity

Mar 29, 2016

James E. Ryan, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, discusses the accessibility of school choice for American families, and how disparate that choice can look. 

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North Philadelphia Mother Wins Lottery Drawing for 3 Scholarships

Mar 15, 2016

Lottery winner Shekilah Jerry, a data entry clerk for the Philadelphia Water Department, joined thousands of others as she celebrated the selection of her three children in last week’s computerized random lottery by Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia. “We were ecstatic,” said Jerry, “We jumped up and screamed, gave each other hugs. This is a great opportunity. It’s wonderful.”

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News and Notes

Thank You From Angela and CSFP

Mar 14, 2016

A stunned Philadelphia parent said “Thank you,” through tears. “Thank you so much.” This was Angela’s reaction upon learning some great news by phone the other night. Her two sons were among 2,000 new winners selected from CSFP’s random lottery for K-8th grade scholarships. Starting next school year, the boys will be able to attend…

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