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CSFP Releases Applications for 2016-2017 School Year Scholarships

Nov 20, 2015

On November 18, over 700 supporters, parents, children, and school administrators joined CSFP at the National Constitution Center (NCC) to mark the release of new applications for CSFP’s random scholarship lottery. The event also served as a call to action for those in attendance: vital scholarship funding provided by Pennsylvania corporate tax credits is in…

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Press

Politics imperil 2,000 low-income scholarships

Nov 19, 2015

Read Ina Lipman, Executive Director of CSFP, speak about the budget impasse endangering $75 million for Philadelphia including Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and other organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Philadelphia Futures.

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Watch WPVI News: 2015 CSFP Application Kick-Off

Nov 18, 2015

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

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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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Press

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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Press

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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