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Lottery Day

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Evening

Franklin Square Capital Partners (Navy Yard)

CSFP’s Annual Lottery Day celebration will be held March 10th. CSFP supporters will make calls to families who have applied to and won our scholarship lottery, letting them know that everything is about to change for their child. Invitations will be mailed shortly.

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News and Notes

CSFP Celebrates National Day of Service with Application Distribution

Jan 21, 2016

CSFP’s free, easy-to-fill out application has just a few questions on it. The responses to one of these questions—“How did you hear about CSFP?”—has prompted a new, annual volunteer event for the organization. Each year, hundreds of families note that they hear about CSFP through word of mouth, from a friend or neighbor. CSFP decided…

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Events

2016 Summer Camp Fairs

Jan 12, 2016

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer camp options for your child. Take a look at the list of upcoming summer camp fairs in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Meet with one-on-one camp representatives and start talking about options today. Click here for the full list.

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Press

New K-8th grade scholarship program established for children of slain, disabled police officers

Jan 7, 2016

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP), the Connelly Foundation, and the Philadelphia Police Foundation have come together to form a new scholarship program, the Children of Police Scholarship (COPS) Fund. The program will provide K-8th grade scholarships to children of Philadelphia police officers injured in the line of duty. Read more about this exciting new partnership.

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Press

How the governor pushed this nonprofit funding program through the budget impasse

Jan 4, 2016

Two state tax credit programs, EITC and OSTC, were held up by the 2015 PA state budget impasse. This impacted hundreds of nonprofits, CSFP included, across the state, and imperiled the educational services of thousands of PA children. Read more about how those credits were finally released.

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Press

Last-minute holiday gift from Wolf frees student aid

Dec 30, 2015

On Christmas Eve, Governor Wolf directed the DCED to release the tax credit approval letters for the EITC and OSTC program, freeing millions of dollars in tax credits to educational nonprofits across the state. The release was a welcome surprise for many–read more.

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Press

The Year of Educational Choice: Final Tally

Dec 21, 2015

Read and learn more about the expansion of educational choice programs in areas across the United States, including Pennsylvania. Ina Lipman speaks of the budget impasse currently affecting Pennsylvania and hundreds of organizations and recipients.

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Education scholarships provide ‘blessing’ for family

Dec 21, 2015

A grandmother seeking ways to help her daughter pay $4,000 in private school tuition for three children says her prayers have been answered. “We were struggling where we were,” said Marcia Lee. Read more about the Lee family and what winning the scholarship has meant for their family.

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How the state budget impasse is hurting these 6 nonprofits

Dec 21, 2015

CSFP and five other great nonprofits: Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania (BBBS SEPA), Philadelphia Futures, Free Library of Philadelphia Need in Deed, and Summer Search Philadelphia, organizations in Greater Philadelphia, stand to lose $150 million in educational funding if no budget is passed before year’s end. ‪#‎ScholarshipsNotPolitics‬

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News and Notes

Scholarships for the Holidays

Dec 16, 2015

“I can’t believe it. Let me catch my breath.” –new CSFP parent R. Burns on learning that her child was selected from CSFP’s random lottery for special “opening day” scholarships this month. On December 15, over 200 children learned that they would receive an extra holiday gift this year: financial assistance to great K-8th grade…

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