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Watch WCAU News: 2015 CSFP Application Kick-Off

Nov 18, 2015

See video of CSFP at the National Constitution Center celebrating the 2015 Application Kick-off Event.

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Letters: Gov’t Failing Kids on Scholarship

Nov 16, 2015

Did you know that the PA budget impasse affects hundreds of nonprofits across the state? CSFP ED Ina Lipman comments on the hold up in tax credit approval letters that are preventing scholarship organizations like CSFP to support children in this Op-Ed.

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News and Notes

CSFP at the Adventure Aquarium

Nov 16, 2015

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, our partnership with Art-Reach, and a growing network of volunteers and Parent Network members, CSFP was able to host families with children enrolled in our scholarship program at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden on Saturday, November 14. Nearly 600 people joined CSFP for this fun-filled family outing, which…

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Experts: Philly Schools Perform Below State Mandate

Nov 9, 2015

Schools need funding, more opportunities for low-income students, experts say. Moderated by Kristen Graham, education reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the panel addressed issues facing the city’s public education system and possible avenues to ensure that education meets the state constitutional requirement. Sitting on the panel were Donna Cooper, executive director of the Philly-based Public Citizens for Children and Youth; Mark Gleason, executive director of Philadelphia School Partnership; Deborah Gordon Klehr, executive director of the Education Law Center; and Ina Lipman, executive director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.

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News and Notes

The Constitution and School Choice

Nov 6, 2015

Watch video of Ina Lipman of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, Mark Gleason of the Philadelphia School Partnership, and Deborah Gordon Klehr of the Education Law Center examine the state of Philadelphia public education, what an “equal education” in Philadelphia would look like, and their specific proposals for getting there. They also explain what, if…

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Politics trumps poor kids in Keystone budget impasse

Nov 4, 2015

State funding to public school districts has been frozen for months, but the lack of a budget has also iced Educational Improvement Tax Credit scholarships, which are privately raised but administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development…

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Events

CSFP Application Launch

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

9:30AM

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join CSFP for the opening of our scholarship application for the 2016-2017 school year at the National Constitution Center. Show your support for our program and join in the excitement of the release of new applications. The program will begin at 9:45AM and we will begin accepting applications for our random scholarship lottery upon the…

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Events

CSFP @ Adventure Aquarium

Oct 22, 2015

CSFP Families: You’re Invited! In partnership with Art-Reach, we invite you and your family to join us for a day at the Adventure Aquarium on November 14, 2015 at a deeply discount rate. Check your e-mail for this special offer! NOTE: For special pricing, an e-mail admission ticket from CSFP IS required. For more information, contact…

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News and Notes

Among the 10 Largest Cities, Philly has Highest Deep-poverty Rate

Oct 21, 2015

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty among America’s largest cities. The causes for deep poverty are many and complicated, but when interviewed for the Inquirer, Drexel University economist Neeta Fogg cited issues related to educational attainment as a major factor. Participation in the job market requires an…

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News and Notes

CSFP High School Workshop Focuses on Next Steps

Oct 20, 2015

On Saturday, October 17, CSFP hosted its 6th annual High School Workshop at Roman Catholic High School. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who currently receive CSFP scholarships attended with their parents to learn about the high school application and admission process. Since CSFP scholarships end in 8th grade, CSFP hosts this event every…

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