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6ABC Visits New CSFP Family with Good News

Dec 11, 2016

Hundreds of families who just won CSFP’s random K-8th grade lottery received calls on December 8. 6ABC visited a family just after they learned they would receive a K-8th grade scholarship for their children.

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NBC10 Covers CSFP Lottery Day

Dec 10, 2016

As hundreds of parents received calls informing them of their new scholarships, CSFP staff, donors, and volunteers on the other end of the line gathered at the Navy Yard. Watch as we bring #HopeOpportunitySuccess to children for the holidays.

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Scholarship Surprises For Philadelphia Families

Dec 9, 2016

“Yes! Oh my gosh, thank you,” said Naimah Buckner of South Philadelphia, who never dreamed a high quality education for her girls would come true, in one quick phone call…

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Scholarship Surprises For Philadelphia Families

Dec 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “Your family has been selected for a scholarship and we wanted to call and congratulate you,” said a voice on one end of the phone line.

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Local Schools Represented at Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Citywide School Fair at Girard College

Oct 27, 2016

CSFP’s Citywide K-8th grade school fair brought families together with representatives from district, charter, private, and parochial schools together on October 22. The event provided an opportunity for families to learn about schools and meet with representatives to discuss their children’s futures. Read more on Spirit News.

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Launches Application Season For Low-Income Families

Sep 14, 2016

Applications are now open for a program aimed at helping low-income families in Philadelphia get a jump on paying for tuition-based schools. Angel Arroyo of Kensington works hard every day, trying to make ends meet to send his 3rd grade boy to St. Peter the Apostle School on North Fifth Street in Northern Liberties…

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A Fresh Start- motivation and success from a CSFP alumnus

Aug 24, 2016

“Every­one has dif­fer­ent chal­lenges. No one’s story is ex­actly the same. Cer­tain people deal with dif­fer­ent chal­lenges in dif­fer­ent ways. But where there’s a will, there’s a way ba­sic­ally.” — San­ti­ago Vallejo. Read this inspiring article on our very own CSFP alumnus overcoming obstacles to achieve his dreams.

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Talking school choice, not politics, at the DNC

Jul 28, 2016

School choice advocates gathered this week at the Democratic National Convention to discuss the importance of choice for low-income children. “Let’s face it: Choice actually exists in America. … It exists for families who can afford to live anywhere,” he said. At another point, he added: “There’s no reason, none, every child should not have access to a quality education.” said Jalen Rose, former NBA star and current ESPN Analyst.

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia helps 10,000 families

Jul 5, 2016

“…too often we turn our backs and become immune to what it really means to families that don’t have the economic means to do anything differently than send their kids to a failed neighborhood school.” Read the interview between Evan Grossman, Philadelphia-based education reporter for Watchdog.org, and Ina Lipman, Executive Director of CSFP, as they discuss the impact and program of Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.

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Aid and Awards For Students

Jun 27, 2016

On June 23rd, CSFP celebrated the successful conclusion of their $50million Campaign for 10,000 Children by awarding 2,000 new scholarships to low-income K-8th grade students in Philadelphia. Joining CSFP at the Kimmel Center were more than 1,500 CSFP families, supporters, volunteers, and friends including special guests Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and CEO of Wawa, Chris Gheysens. Santiago Vallejo, CSFP alumnus, spoke of his experience as a CSFP scholarship winner.

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