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CSFP’s Second Annual PreK Forum Brings Panel of Local Experts Together

Feb 19, 2019

CSFP’s PreK initiative focuses on sharing information about quality early childhood education with Philadelphia parents and our partner schools. As part of our PreK initiative, CSFP provides opportunities for our partner schools to learn from area experts in early childhood education. We hosted our second PreK Forum this February.  CSFP assembled a panel of experts…

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Board Member Highlight: Pat Burke

Jan 22, 2019

CSFP is fortunate to partner with a large community who believe in our mission and the power of education to transform lives. One of those people is our Board Chair, Pat Burke. Pat joined the CSFP Board several years ago. Growing up in a large family that struggled financially, Pat chose education as his path…

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The Philadelphia Foundation Awards Leadership Development Grant to CSFP

Dec 21, 2018

We are delighted to announce that The Malinda R. Farrow Fund of the The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) awarded a generous $20,000 leadership development grant to Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) in November 2018! This competitive grant was awarded in recognition of CSFP’s ongoing efforts to assess and enhance the diverse skills and backgrounds that are best suited to serve CSFP’s mission….

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The Call of a Lifetime for Philadelphia Families

Dec 19, 2018

On December 13, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) staff, donors, parents, and volunteers gathered to personally call the families of the children recently selected through our priority lottery for K-8th grade scholarships. Our friends at NRG hosted this year’s Lottery Day celebration at Lincoln Financial Field. Football legends Jason Avant and Harold Carmichael joined in…

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Press

6abc Action News Highlights CSFP’s Lottery Day Celebration

Dec 18, 2018

“They won the lottery, but this one had nothing to do with PowerBall or Mega Millions; they won an academic scholarship.” 6abc Action News describes the joy of the 1,700 Philadelphia families who learned of their new CSFP scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year during our December 2018 Lottery Day celebration.

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Continued Coverage of 2018 CSFP Lottery Day from CBS Philly

Dec 18, 2018

Candace Williams, whose daughter Jade is among the 1,700 Philadelphia students selected in our December 2018 random lottery to receive a partial K-8th grade scholarship, told CBS Philly, “They create leaders, and I know that she’s destined to be a great woman one day and so I’m really grateful.”  

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CSFP’s December 2018 Lottery Day Featured on CBS Philly

Dec 18, 2018

On Thursday, December 13th, CSFP staff, volunteers, donors, and host NRG Energy celebrated Lottery Day at Lincoln Financial Field by calling 1,700 Philadelphia families to share some exciting news: their children have been selected to receive partial K-8th grade scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year! CBS Philly captured the joy and surprises live at the…

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Events

Lottery Day at Lincoln Financial Field

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6-8 p.m.

Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148

The happiest day of the year!

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Philly K-8 School Fair Focuses on Access to Different Schools

Oct 31, 2018

This past Saturday, CSFP and our partners at GreatPhillySchools (GPS) teamed up to host the Philly K-8 School Fair. We brought together 1,300 children and family members, 93 diverse schools, and community partners for a day of sharing information at Girard College.   We developed the Philly K-8 School Fair back in 2016 to increase…

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CSFP and PHMC Provide Keystone STARS Training for Parent Ambassadors

Oct 22, 2018

CSFP’s Parent Ambassador (PA) program focuses on building community. As PAs work with school administrators, CSFP families at their schools, and their own personal networks to increase awareness and understanding of our program, they build valuable connections across the Greater Philadelphia community. And a substantial portion of that community is parents with pre-K aged children….

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