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CSFP Hosts Annual Application Kick Off

Nov 18, 2013

With hundreds of parents, students, school representatives, CSFP supporters and help from the Phillie Phanatic and Wally, the Wawa Goose,  Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) opened its new scholarship application season. The event was held at Citizens Bank Park Stadium on Friday, November 15th.  As part of CSFP’s Campaign for 10,000 Children, we will be…

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CSFP Announces New Application Season

Nov 13, 2013

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, with help from Wawa CEO, announces open application season for 2,000, new, four-year scholarships for K-8th grade students from low-income Philadelphia families.   Scholarship applications will be distributed, beginning Friday, November 15th, 10:00 AM, at Citizens Bank Park Stadium, Citizens Bank Way.   Please click here for full press release.

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2013 High School Workshop

Oct 21, 2013

On Saturday, October 19th, 2013, CSFP hosted our  fourth annual High School Workshop at West Catholic High School. Speakers from magnet, district, charter, faith-based, and independent schools covered issues of high school readiness, application and testing requirements, parental obligations and responsibilities and financial assistance. In a separate workshop, students heard directly from admissions directors and…

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Second Consecutive Year

Oct 3, 2013

CSFP is pleased to announce that we have again received a 4-star rating through independent nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator. This top ranking—the highest issued by Charity Navigator—illustrates CSFP’s good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger highlights CSFP’s accomplishment by noting : “Only 18% of…

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CSFP Transforms a 55% Graduation Rate into 96% And Saves Money

Aug 20, 2013

CSFP is making strides to positively impact the future of thousands more economically disadvantaged children in Philadelphia by turning the tide on low high school graduation rates. Last year, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania reported that only 55% of eligible students graduated from the School District of Philadelphia district on time (i.e., in 4 years from…

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2013 Math and Writing Tutorial

Jul 31, 2013

July 25th, marked the final day of CSFP’s four-session Math and Writing Tutorial. The course was designed to help prepare rising eighth and ninth grade students  for the upcoming school year. Philadelphia teachers conducted four, three and a half hour sessions during the month of July at Friends Select School.   Kevin, a parent of…

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CSFP Holds 12th Award Ceremony Honoring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the Philadelphia Phillies

Jun 26, 2013

On June 25th, hundreds of students and their families joined donors, community leaders, and special guests to celebrate the issuance of 2,000 new scholarship awards under the second year of CSFP’s Campaign for 10,000 Children. During the ceremony, CSFP recognized the education reform efforts of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie by naming him the 2013…

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Receives 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Jun 12, 2013

SFP has been awarded 4 stars by Charity Navigator, the highest rating given out by the country’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The prestigious 4-star rating is awarded to select nonprofits that demonstrate good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Overall, Charity Navigator awarded CSFP a score of 67.09…

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CSFP Executive Director Calls Businesses to Action

May 9, 2013

In a recent letter to the editor printed in The Philadelphia Inquirer, CSFP Executive Director Ina Lipman stressed the urgent need to provide more immediate educational solutions for children trapped in failed public schools. She states: “We cannot be satisfied that only 10 percent of all Philadelphia public school students will graduate from college. What…

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CSFP Hosts New Parent Workshop, Paperwork Clinics and School Fair

Apr 8, 2013

More than 150 new families joined CSFP staff and volunteers on April 6th for our annual new parent workshop, paperwork clinic and school fair. CSFP Executive Director Ina Lipman addressed the crowd, highlighting that spring is a joyful time for the organization. “This is my favorite time of year,” Lipman stated, “because we get to…

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