School’s Out, Now What? Summer Learning Opportunities

School’s Out, Now What? Summer Learning Opportunities

Today was the last day of the 2018-19 school year, and that means one thing: summer is here! Lots of fun in the sun, time with family, and hot days are headed our way. But two whole months off from school can seem like a lot of time to fill. Especially when, as a CSFB parent, you’re concerned about your child’s continuing education. Not to fear, there are plenty of fun summer learning opportunities available to students and families in the Baltimore area. Here are just a few: Make Music Day: tomorrow, Friday, June 21! The Baltimore County Public Library […]

CSFB’s First 20 Years: Reflections from the Executive Director

Twenty years in Baltimore. Twenty years of bringing to life the hopes and dreams of parents who want a better life, a sound educational foundation, and a school experience that works for their children. Twenty years of making a difference for more than 7,500 students. When I came to Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore seven years ago, I was engaged in the mission on a personal level. We had purchased a home in a neighborhood that fed into a top elementary, middle, and high school system. But as exceptional as the public schools were, they were not working for our daughter. [...]

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 [...]