Hope graduated from Holmesburg Baptist Christian Academy this spring, and will be attending New Foundations Charter High School in the fall. Besides receiving numerous awards at her elementary school, including The Thomas Holme Award for character, community services, and academic potential, Hope received a CSFP 8th Grade Student Achievement Award at our 2013 Student Award Ceremony.


Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Church, basketball, and hanging out with friends.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
A: Science, because it’s easy, and I love my teacher who taught me the basics.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your elementary school?
A: I like that it was small and the teachers really helped you.

Q: What high school will you attend in the fall and how did you decide to go there?
A: I will be attending New Foundations Charter High School, and I decided to go there because it is a great school and close to home.

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to be a doctor or a lawyer.

Q: Who is your role model?
A: My role models are my mom and sister. I look up to them for anything and everything! They are always there when I need them.

Esther (Hope’s mother)

Q: What are your hopes for your child?
A: Our hope is for Hope to finish high school, attend and complete college or training where her best qualities will be used, and for her to be caring for others and offering hope to those who do not have any hope.

Q: How do you feel that this scholarship helped your child prepare for high school and the future?
A: The CSFP scholarship has been a tremendous blessing because Hope has been able to attend non-failing, private schools with the vision to prepare and ensure she was ready for high school and life in general.

Q: Why do you think it was important for your child to attend a tuition-based elementary school in Philadelphia?
A: It was important for Hope to attend a tuition-based school because the neighborhood schools within the public school system, many times, do not promote excellence or focus on the child as an individual.

Q: How did you feel when you were notified that you won the CSFP lottery?
A: When we learned we won the CSFP lottery, we were elated, were overjoyed, and encouraged that our dream to actually send our children to a Christian school was closer to becoming a reality. We would not have been able to enroll Hope in the schools she attended without the help of CSFP.

Q: How did your scholarship from CSFP affect your family?
A: The CSFP scholarship had a great impact on our family because we were then able to choose the schools we wanted our children to attend and able to afford the schools. Even though we still had to sacrifice, it took a potentially incredible financial burden off of our shoulders.

Q: What would you tell others about CSFP?
A: I would emphasize that CSFP is fair and doesn’t just supply money but also provides encouragement and support in placing children where they will succeed. CSFP is a powerful tool for parents to use to do the best for their children academically by choosing private schools that would normally not be in reach for parents to consider.