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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 [...]

Celebrating 20 Years of School Choice with CSFB

CSFB is 20! Milestones are important because they give an organization the ability to look back, quantify successes and consider change for the future. Looking back on the past 20 years, we celebrate: 7,648 students served 14,233,192 dollars of tuition assistance paid directly to schools in Baltimore 97 percent of our 8th-grade graduates who go on to graduate from high school 84 percent of our students who attend college 78 schools our students have attended 9 categories of affiliation – Catholic, Jewish, Christian (no specific denomination), Lutheran, Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist, Baptist, Islamic, Non-Denominational Numbers also paint the picture of dollars [...]

CSFB is a Winning Ticket for Some Lucky Baltimore Families

  Each spring, low-income Baltimore families who have filled out the proper forms and applied for a scholarship through Children's Scholarship Fund Baltimore anxiously wait to hear the news. Maybe their K-8 son or daughter will be able to go to the private school of their choice. After the paperwork is filed, CSFB calculates the number of graduating 8th graders and begins the process of informing families who have been selected to replace these graduating students. This is what we call CSFB "Lottery Day." It is an absolute joy to be part of this process. Knowing how important school choice [...]