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In Philly rally, dozens call on Wolf to fast-track scholarship process

Nov 25, 2015

A crowd of parents, students and educators held up signs and chanted, “Scholarships, not politics,” outside Gov. Tom Wolf’s Philadelphia. Scholarships for low-income students are at risk of disappearing because of a holdup in tax credit approvals. Read article here or listen below.

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Rally for education scholarships set for Monday

Nov 23, 2015

CSFP joins other scholarship organizations for a rally at Governor Wolf’s office on November 23. Organizers hope to urge lawmakers into action for the release of approval letters necessary to provide educational tax credit funding to hundreds of organizations across the state.

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Budget Standoff Holds Scholarship Program Hostage

Nov 20, 2015

CSFP released applications for its school year 2016-2017 random lottery on November 18, but may not be able to issue as many awards as planned due to complications with the PA budget impasse. What does this mean for low-income Philadelphia families?

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Chaput Urges Catholics to Lobby Wolf on Tax Credits

Nov 20, 2015

CSFP distributes scholarships to families, who then choose from over 160 private and parochial schools to which they send their children with our support. Like CSFP did, this week Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput made a call to action for Philadelphia families to tell Governor Wolf how PA tax credits affect their children’s education.

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Politics imperil 2,000 low-income scholarships

Nov 19, 2015

Read Ina Lipman, Executive Director of CSFP, speak about the budget impasse endangering $75 million for Philadelphia including Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and other organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Philadelphia Futures.

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Watch WPVI News: 2015 CSFP Application Kick-Off

Nov 18, 2015

See news coverage of CSFP at the National Constitution Center celebrating the 2015 Application Kick-off Event.

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Watch WCAU News: 2015 CSFP Application Kick-Off

Nov 18, 2015

See video of CSFP at the National Constitution Center celebrating the 2015 Application Kick-off Event.

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Letters: Gov’t Failing Kids on Scholarship

Nov 16, 2015

Did you know that the PA budget impasse affects hundreds of nonprofits across the state? CSFP ED Ina Lipman comments on the hold up in tax credit approval letters that are preventing scholarship organizations like CSFP to support children in this Op-Ed.

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Experts: Philly Schools Perform Below State Mandate

Nov 9, 2015

Schools need funding, more opportunities for low-income students, experts say. Moderated by Kristen Graham, education reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the panel addressed issues facing the city’s public education system and possible avenues to ensure that education meets the state constitutional requirement. Sitting on the panel were Donna Cooper, executive director of the Philly-based Public Citizens for Children and Youth; Mark Gleason, executive director of Philadelphia School Partnership; Deborah Gordon Klehr, executive director of the Education Law Center; and Ina Lipman, executive director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.

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