Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate among the nation's 10 largest cities - 23% of residents fall below the poverty line
71% of CSFP scholarship recipients are eligible for free or reduced school lunch
Philadelphia's public high schools have an on-time graduation rate of 63%, compared to 85% nationally
Each year, CSFP receives thousands of applications for its 2,000 new scholarships
of CSFP alumni, who leave our program in 8th grade, graduate high school prepared and on time
of CSFP Alumni enroll in some form of post-secondary education within one year following their high school graduation
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