Looking Back: 20 Stories to Celebrate our First 20 Years

Looking Back: 20 Stories to Celebrate our First 20 Years

As our 20th year winds down, we wanted to celebrate our 20 year anniversary by sharing a few accomplishments, acknowledgments, and 20 success stories to mark our time together. Over the past 20 years, Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore we have served more than 7,650 students, distributed more than $14,230,000 in tuition assistance paid directly to schools in Baltimore, and or achieved a high school graduation rate of 97.9 percent.  Nearly all of our 8th graders go on to graduate high school — and  84 percent of the children who participate in our program go on to college. While numbers are […]

Scholars Moving Onward and Upward to Success

It’s that time of year again! The school year is winding down and summer vacation is fast approaching. While our students are probably focused on the fun ahead, many parents are also wondering about the road ahead. Here at CSFB, we’re so excited for all our students who are finishing up their school year and especially hopeful for those who are transitioning to a new chapter in their lives. Our kindergarteners who are moving up to first grade, our fifth graders who will be headed off to middle school in the fall, and of course, our eighth graders who are […]

Thank Your Teachers! How to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." Malala Yousafazi This week, May 5-11, is Teacher Appreciation Week, and here at CSFB, it's our favorite time of year! While the whole week is about appreciating the teachers that made an impact on your life, Tuesday, May 7th, is National Thank A Teacher Day.Historically, the Teacher Appreciation holiday was just that single day, originally celebrated on the first Tuesday in March. First discussed in 1944, in 1953 Eleanor Roosevelt wrote to the 81st Congress to persuade them to create a national day for teachers. Finally, in [...]

Scholar Stories! 20 Years of Success

It warms our hearts to see our scholars succeed after they leave our program in 8th grade. Over the past 20 years, 97% of our alumni graduate from high school and 96% go on to college, technical school, the military and careers. Here’s a glimpse of three successful CSFB alumni and where they are now. Joe Flemke graduated from CSFB-affiliate school Sacred Heart of Mary. After high school, he earned an engineering degree from Capitol College. He’s now an Advanced Systems Engineer at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Joe believes that since CSFB believes in you, “it instills a hope that [...]

Keeping Families Together…For the Win!

We are so enjoying all the 20th-year stories that our CSFB scholars, alumni and parents have been sending in. We especially appreciate the ones from families who’ve had multiple children participate in our program. CSFB accepts all siblings in each family, keeping families supported together. The Smiley sisters, for example, are CSFB alumni. Both girls worked hard in school and were recognized with multiple awards and honors for their scholastic achievements. Today, these inspiring young women have graduated from high school and are continuing their academic endeavors in college! For many years, my children were recipients of Children’s Scholarship Fund [...]