Creative Holiday Gift Ideas to Support Learning for Kids

Creative Holiday Gift Ideas to Support Learning for Kids

Playtime is an important activity for kids and is essential for their development and learning. As adults, we often forget that children are natural players and don’t pay enough attention to this important activity. Breaks from school are particularly important, and parents often worry that kids will experience an academic ‘slide’ during the summer and holiday seasons. But there are benefits to being around family and participating in activities outside of school. Professor of Education at UCLA, John Rogers explains that learning can happen in all sorts of ways. With that in mind, let’s explore a few holiday gift ideas [...]

Help CSFB Give the Gift of Education on #GivingTuesday 2019

Donate for Giving Tuesday here: https://csfbaltimore.org/support-csfb-giving-tuesday-2019/ Last year, Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore participated in #GivingTuesday and thanks to you, we raised $4,532 — enough to give a scholarship to TWO students from low-income families living in Baltimore City! This year, CSFB's #GivingTuesday goal is $6,000, and with your help, we can continue to have a direct and immediate impact on the lives of the low-income Baltimore families we serve. With a 97% high school graduation rate and 84% of our students going on to college, donating to our tuition-assistance program is a fantastic return on a modest ($2,000 per student [...]

Next Gen Investing Event Benefits CSFB

CSFB parent and volunteer Teresa Smiley and her daughter and featured speaker Amber Smiley at the Next Generation Investment Event It’s not often that investors with multibillion-dollar portfolio management experience share their thoughts on why they like (or don’t like) specific stocks – especially in a public forum. Yet that’s exactly what happened on October 15th at this year’s Baltimore Next Generation Investing Event. Four world-class investors shared their wisdom to support the education of hundreds of Baltimore children. In its 10th year, the annual Next Gen event raises money for four Baltimore nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving educational choices [...]

Alumni Stories: Ju’waun Morgan

We love hearing success stories, especially those stories about CSFB scholarships that have helped children succeed. They inspire us, and so does Ju'waun! Ju’waun started out as a CSFB scholarship recipient, and this past May he graduated from Loyola University of Maryland and he has an apprenticeship with a television station lined up. Ju’waun’s mom found out about CSFB from a friend whose child was already in the program. She reached out to CSFB when she could no longer afford private school but wanted to find a way for Ju’waun to stay at the school he was then attending. Ju'waun [...]

How to Simplify Your Back-to-School Transition

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, your to-do list is probably long. There are school supplies to find, bus routes or carpools to figure out, new clothes to buy, lunches to plan...it all can feel a little overwhelming! Here at CSFB, we want to make your transition into the new school year as easy as possible, so we’ve put together five tips to help get the year started right. Keep Track of Important DatesNo matter what kind of calendar you use – phone, paper, computer – be sure to mark down all the school closings and half days [...]