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  • 23%

    Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate among the nation's 10 largest cities - 23% of residents fall below the poverty line

  • 71%

    71% of CSFP scholarship recipients are eligible for free or reduced school lunch

  • 63%

    Philadelphia's public high schools have an on-time graduation rate of 63%, compared to 85% nationally

  • 8,000

    Each year, CSFP receives thousands of applications for its 2,000 new scholarships


  • 98 %

    of CSFP alumni, who leave our program in 8th grade, graduate high school prepared and on time

  • 70 %

    of CSFP Alumni enroll in some form of post-secondary education within one year following their high school graduation

  • Awarded Over



    CSFP has awarded more than 30,000 scholarships since our founding, and will serve more than 5,000 children attending 160+ area schools this school year.

  • CSFP annual evaluations demonstrate that its students achieve, at or above grade level, in math and reading on standardized tests