As the school year winds down in a way none of us could have predicted in September, CSFP has mobilized to provide emergency support for families directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
A recent survey of CSFP families indicated that 73% of CSFP households have experienced a partial or total income reduction due to COVID-19. Thanks to support from our donor community, we launched the COVID-19 Emergency Tuition Fund, which helped qualifying families make their remaining tuition co-payments to their CSFP schools.
While this provided some relief to families, we know that the impact of a reduced household income stretches beyond the current moment. Many of our families will need additional support in order to keep their children enrolled at the CSFP schools they’ve been sacrificing for, and we are currently working to determine what that may look like in the fall.
In the coming weeks, we will send a survey to all CSFP families and partner schools to help us understand how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and how we can best support you through 2020 and beyond.
If you’re interested in keeping CSFP students enrolled at their safe, quality schools this fall, you can learn more about supporting our emergency fund here.