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Join Us, Thursday, November 15th for CSFP’s New Scholarship Application Kick-off Event!

Oct 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again! CSFP will celebrate the start of its 2013-2014 scholarship application season with a press announcement at Citizens Bank Park, starting at 9:45 AM on Thursday, November 15, 2012. We invite you to join us and be among the first to apply for one of our new 2,000 scholarships. We…

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Philadelphia School Partnership Launches GreatPhillySchools.org

Oct 16, 2012

The CSFP School Directory was designed to help parents begin the process of finding a school that is the right match for their child. It offers questions to consider regarding academics, cost, school location and transportation options, extra-curricular activities, and values and discipline methods. It also contains important information submitted by school administrators of over…

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CSFP Receives $150,000 Donation

Oct 12, 2012

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, CSFP joined several nonprofits at SKF Care Day, an event sponsored by the company in an effort to promote employee engagement with local nonprofits. CSFP staff were very impressed by SKF’s dedication to community service and the large number of SKF employees in attendance. At this event, Poul Jeppesen, President,…

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CSFP and L.C. Biddle & Associates Host High School Workshop

Oct 9, 2012

On Saturday, October 6, 2012, CSFP and L.C. Biddle & Associates hosted their third annual High School Workshop at West Catholic High School. The workshop informed attending 7th and 8th graders and their parents about the high school admission and selection process. Speakers from public, charter, and tuition-based schools discussed high school options and readiness,…

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CSF Releases New Video Highlighting Program Success

Oct 4, 2012

Did you know that 96% of CSFP students, who leave our program in 8th grade, graduate high school prepared and on time? Compare that to the national average of just 53% of inner-city students, and you can see that our program makes a tangible difference in the lives of Philadelphia children and their families. CSF,…

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CSFP Profiles 3rd Grader Jayla in our Meet the CSFP Scholars Feature

Oct 1, 2012

With the start of the 2012-2013 school year, CSFP wants you to meet a few of the 3,500 students that are receiving our K-8th grade scholarships. Our Meet the CSFP Scholars will provide great insights into the lives of our scholarship students, their parents and schools. Without your support, these wonderful educational opportunities for children…

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CSFP Executive Director Comments on Progress of New Tax Credit Program in Philadelphia Inquirer article

Sep 7, 2012

CSFP Executive Director Ina Lipman discussed the progress of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program with the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article earlier this week. For a link to this Philadelphia Inquirer article, click here. Established in July, the OSTC program allows students from over 150 under-performing Philadelphia schools to pursue private educational opportunities through…

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New Study Shows That Students Who Used Privately-Funded Scholarships Were More Likely to Attend College

Aug 27, 2012

The Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings recently released study conducted by Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance shows students who used privately-funded scholarships in New York City to obtain a K-12 education were more likely to attend college than a control group of their peers. In particular, the study finds a large,…

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CSFP Executive Director Quoted in Article on PA Tax Credit Program Changes

Aug 6, 2012

Ina Lipman, CSFP’s Executive Director, was quoted in a July article discussing the recent changes to the PA tax credit program centered on education, including the establishment of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Program. The new program is focused on providing additional scholarships to children attending Pennsylvania’s worst-performing schools to enroll at private schools. The state…

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Effective July 30th, CSFP is Moving to a New Office!

Jul 26, 2012

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia is excited to announce that we are moving. Effective Monday, July 30th, our new address is 100 South Broad Street, Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19110. Our staff will be moving between Friday, July 27th and Monday, July 30th, so please keep this in mind when contacting our office. Although our mail…

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