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Former CSFP Students Receive College Scholarships

Jul 7, 2017

How does a quality early education pave the way for a bright future? Just ask these three former CSFP students who received a college scholarship at the Student Award Ceremony in June. These recent high school graduates are headed to college in the fall and already have many accomplishments to list on their resumes. Read more about their journeys in the Northeast Times

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CSFP Executive Director Discusses the Lasting Impact of Quality Early Education

Jun 29, 2017

Lorraine Ballard Morrill of WDAS 105.3FM interviewed Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Executive Director, Ina Lipman. The pair discusses the recent Award Ceremony On June 13, 2017, and the lasting impact of quality early education. Listen to the conversation on iHeartRadio and learn more about CSFP’s dedication to helping children from low-income families receive the education they deserve.

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Insurer Honored for Supporting Low-Income Families

Jun 29, 2017

CSFP was delighted to honor Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company as our Corporate Citizen of the Year at our annual Student Award Ceremony earlier this month. We were also delighted to have CSFP Board Member and Colonial Penn President Joel Schwartz accept the award on his company’s behalf. The Jewish Exponent has more on the Ceremony and award.

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Evie McNiff, Former CSFP Board Chair, Shares Her Insights On Education Reform

Jun 27, 2017

Former CSFP Board Chair and education reformer, Evie McNiff works tirelessly to support education for low-income children. After bringing Children’s Scholarship Fund to Philadelphia and serving CSFP for 17 years, she is stepping down as Board Chair, but Evie McNiff has a lot to say about the state of giving and education in Philadelphia. Read more in The Philadelphia Citizen.

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Perseverance pays off for Philly area student

Jun 17, 2017

CSFP alumna Tatyana Lowry has a lot going for her: she graduated with honors from Cristo Rey High School, earned a full scholarship through Cristo Rey to attend Saint Joseph’s University, and has a goal to work in medicine as either a nurse or doctor. Yet her path was certainly not easy, and at just eighteen years old, Tatyana has some important life lessons to share. Read more in The Philadelphia Tribune.

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My Anti-School Choice Friends Are Hypocrites When It Comes To Educating Black Children

Jun 15, 2017

What does “school choice” really mean? Is it moving to an area with a public school with high test scores? Sending your children to a magnet school? Or supplementing your child’s education with tutors, camps, and extra-curricular activities? Sharif El-Mekki, Principal of Mastery Charter School–Shoemaker Campus, explains his viewpoint on the anti-school choice sentiment expressed by people he says enact choice on a daily basis.

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2,000 New Scholarship Recipients Receive Their Awards

Jun 14, 2017

More than 1,600 parents, children and supporters gathered to celebrate success at the Kimmel Center Tuesday, June 13th. CSFP’s Annual Student Award Ceremony recognized the accomplishments of current and former students of our K-8th grade scholarship program, and officially welcomed our newest 2,000 scholarship students. Among CSFP Board Members and special award winners onstage, ten…

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New CSFP Board Member, Miles Wilson, Shares His Inspiring Story

May 5, 2017

Miles Wilson, CEO of EducationWorks,  and newly appointed CSFP Board Member shares how he persevered through adversity and achieved his dreams. 

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Events

Student Award Ceremony

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

10-11 am

Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Honoring Sharmain Matlock-Turner, Citizen of the Year and Colonial Penn Life Insurance, Corporate Citizen of the Year In addition to honoring the contributions of our CItizens of the Year, CSFP will welcome the newest cohort of our random scholarship lottery winners to our program. This group of 2,000 students will receive their four-year, needs-based scholarships…

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