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CSFP Schools Learn About Keystone STARS and PHL Pre-K

Apr 6, 2018

As a part of our ongoing efforts to provide access to quality education for Philadelphia children, we have been working with several local organizations on an initiative to increase awareness of and access to effective Pre-K programs in Philadelphia. Through a grant funded by the William Penn Foundation, CSFP is working to connect our schools…

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CSFP Parent Ambassadors Quarterly Meeting

Apr 6, 2018

Currently, CSFP enjoys the assistance of 30+ Parent Ambassadors (PAs), who help liaise between CSFP staff, parents, and school communities. The PA program began in 2016 and has been growing ever since. PAs meet quarterly to go over program requirements, check in with staff about parent engagement strategies, and provide professional development to our PAs….

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CSFP Names Heather Weiss Frattone New Executive Director

Apr 3, 2018

CSFP is pleased to announce that it has appointed Heather Weiss Frattone as its new Executive Director. Ms. Frattone starts her new role today, just after CSFP announced that it has awarded another 2,000 new scholarships to K-8 grade children for next school year. Ms. Frattone joins CSFP from the University of Pennsylvania Law School,…

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CSFP Brings the Earth Balloon to Partner School T.I.E.S.

Mar 22, 2018

CSFP brought a very special guest to The Islamic Education School (T.I.E.S.) in March: the Delaware Children’s Museum’s 19-foot inflatable globe, the Earth Balloon! Students took a trip around the world, and even climbed inside, during special geography lessons. 6abc joined us to cover the event: CSFP would like to thank the DCM for this…

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Meet the donor: Matt Tucker

Mar 20, 2018

Two years ago, Matt Tucker and his wife April sat down to figure out their holiday giving. After a little googling for education-based charities in the area, Matt discovered CSFP, which at the time was one of Charity Navigator’s Top Ten Charities Receiving Private Donations. The Chester County resident has been interested in education for…

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March Lottery Day

Mar 16, 2018

On March 14, CSFP staff, volunteers, donors, families, and alumni gathered to call the winners of CSFP’s final school year 2018-19 scholarship lottery and inform them they were selected to receive a four-year, partial scholarship to one of over 170 private schools in the area. The 2,000 newest scholarship recipients were chosen from a pool…

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CSFP Parent and ED Discuss Scholarships on WOGL

Feb 21, 2018

CSFP parent Melinda Ortiz joined CSFP ED Ina Lipman and Brad Segall, the host of The Philadelphia Agenda on WOGL fm to speak about her family’s experience with our scholarship program. Her son Jayden loves his CSFP school, listen to find out why. 

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CSFP Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Feb 16, 2018

Lorraine Ballard Morrill of iHeartMedia discusses our scholarship program with CSFP ED Ina Lipman. Listen to the interview, recorded just before the application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year. 

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CSFP’s Ina Lipman Discusses Scholarship Deadline on Comcast Newsmakers

Jan 26, 2018

Ina Lipman, Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, spoke with Jill Horner of Comcast Newsmakers.  They discussed CSFP’s scholarships and success, and reminded Philadelphia families about the importance of applying before the March 1st deadline.  

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NBC10 Covers CSFP’s March 1 Scholarship Application Deadline

Jan 26, 2018

March 1 is the final deadline to apply for a chance to win a needs-based, K-8th grade scholarship to use in the 2018-2019 school year from Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia. Erin Coleman of NBC10 discusses the deadline with CSFP ED Ina Lipman and CSFP parent Jose Santiago.

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