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CSFP on NBC 10: Getting Financial Help to Go to School

Feb 2, 2016

Ina Lipman, Executive Director of CSFP, explains what parents and children need to do to apply for a scholarship to help them attend tuition-based schools in our area. Click here to watch.

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Watch Ina Lipman speak on Comcast Newsmakers

Feb 2, 2016

Jill Horner speaks with Ina Lipman, Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, about 2,000 new scholarship opportunities for K-8 children. Click here to watch the video.

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Listen to Ina Lipman, Executive Director, on 98.1 WOGL

Feb 1, 2016

Hear Ina Lipman, Executive Director, speak about Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and various topics including CSFP’s successes and the current PA budget situation on 98.1 WOGL. Click here to listen.

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News and Notes

CSFP leaders share best practices, strategies at partner summit

Jan 25, 2016

On January 14 and 15, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP)’s executive staff joined leaders from other Children’s Scholarship Fund National (CSF) partner organizations for a two-day summit. Representatives from over 20 programs shared ideas and experiences in order to help scale educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income children. CSFP ED Ina Lipman served on a…

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Events

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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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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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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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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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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