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CSFP Opens Application Season at the National Constitution Center

Sep 22, 2017

CSFP hosted its annual Application Launch event on Wednesday, September 20, at the National Constitution Center. The event drew a crowd of more than 850 parents, children, and school administrators to celebrate the opening of applications to CSFP’s random scholarship lottery. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined CSFP ED Ina Lipman, Board Chair Pat Burke, and…

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Press

6ABC Action News Attends CSFP’s Application Launch

Sep 21, 2017

CSFP release applications for 2,000 new, four-year scholarships on September 20, 2017. Mayor Kenney joined us to kick off application season at the National Constitution Center. 

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NBC10 Covers CSFP’s Application Launch

Sep 21, 2017

Over 850 parents and children joined CSFP to kick off our application season. NBC10 has the scoop. 

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News and Notes

William Penn Foundation Awards CSFP $491,000 Grant

Aug 30, 2017

The William Penn Foundation awarded Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) a grant to support efforts to improve quality for Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Philadelphia through a collaborative initiative involving local parents, ECE centers, and representatives from Southeast Regional Key (SERK), the local chapter of the Keystone STARS quality rating and improvement program. The $491,150…

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Events

Application Launch for 2018-19 School Year!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1:00PM-2:00PM

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Interested in applying to CSFP’s need-based, random, scholarship lottery?  CSFP scholarship applications for next school year (2018-2019) will open on September 20, 2017. Increase your chances of winning a CSFP scholarship for your children and apply, in person, at our launch event to win one of 200 randomly-selected “opening day” scholarships.*  *The “Opening Day” scholarships will…

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Press

These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

Aug 23, 2017

Sisters Quibila Divine and Sylvia Simms have been working to bring quality education to Philadelphia children for decades. With experience advocating for children within and outside of the School District of Philadelphia, these sisters have not always received positive press. Yet their parent-forward, boots-on-the-ground approach has brought change to Philadelphia, as detailed in this Education Post article. 

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Events

Philly K-8 School Fair

Saturday, October 7, 2017

10AM-2PM

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
1733 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia

CSFP and Great Philly Schools have teamed up to host the Philly K-8 School Fair! Join us for this cross-sector school fair, which will showcase Charter, District, and Private elementary and middle schools in the Philadelphia area. Over 100 public, private, and charter schools will table the event, in addition to representatives from the Philadelphia…

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News and Notes

CSFP Welcomes New Parent Ambassadors to Program

Aug 8, 2017

CSFP is pleased to announce that we have admitted an additional 20 new Parent Ambassadors (PAs) into our program, who will begin work at their children’s schools this coming fall. CSFP Parent Ambassadors are dedicated parents of children currently receiving CSFP scholarships, who take on additional roles at their schools in order to help CSFP…

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Preventing #SummerSlide for our newest alumni (and oldest students)

Jul 25, 2017

CSFP believes that access to safe, quality K-8th grade education sets children up for future success. Yet we know that school is in session for roughly 180 days a year, and children need additional learning opportunities outside of class time, as well. That is why we offer supplemental programs, like our annual Summer Tutorials, throughout…

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Get to Know Young Friend, Kirk Sundstrom

Jul 24, 2017

YFCSFP member Kirk Sundstrom may have only joined our group in November, but that didn’t limit his ability to give back to Philadelphia children. Since the fall, Kirk he has volunteered at every opportunity YFCSF has presented. Kirk has spoken to children in our program about what it’s like to work in sales and the…

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