Is school choice the right choice for your child?

Is school choice the right choice for your child?

I recently met with a new CSFB trustee, who described his daughter's charter middle school. It is a single sex middle school that, as of August 8th, had already started its school year. This is school choice and a great example of a school trying something different. As a Baltimore City Public Charter School, you get into this school by lottery until the school is full. Is this model the "right" one for every student? A friend's son is starting to feel crippling anxiety about the start of school in September. He is 9. The cacophony of the school and class size aren't working for this [...]

Thank you CSFB Donors; We Raised $21,145!

You did it — and we are so grateful! Thanks to our awesome supporters, ambassadors, and donors, we raised $21,145 in support of school choice for low-income Baltimore families — above and beyond our “10 Scholars in 30 Days” campaign goal. Through this campaign, we will be able to help fund 10 students to attend the school of their choice for a full school year! See our video below to find out how Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore positively impacts the local community. And, thank you for your continued support of CSFB!

Thank You Donors and CSFB Supporters!

Dear Donors and CSFB Supporters, Because of your generosity, we were able to raise $3,498 on #GivingTuesday 2016! Thank you for giving to an organization which directly impacts your local community by helping Baltimore families in need! Whether you aided CSFB with a monetary donation or you simply showed your support by telling your friends or posting on social media, your contribution is invaluable. Thank you! P.S. If you missed Giving Tuesday, it is NEVER too late to show your support. – Children's Scholarship Fund Baltimore

Make a Real Local Impact in Baltimore City on #GivingTuesday

Last year, Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore participated in #GivingTuesday and thanks to you, we raised $3,270—enough to give a scholarship to one low-income student! This year, CSFB's #GivingTuesday goal is $5,000, and with your help, we can continue to have a direct and immediate impact in 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 per year) investment. There are currently over 400 families are on our waiting list to receive support. We need YOUR help to meet this demand. [...]

Cocktails for Choice, Hosted by Venable LLP

Hosted by Venable LLP, Cocktails for Choice brought donors, guests, and trustees together to celebrate our program and learn more about how empowering low-income parents to choose the school that is best for their K - 8th grade students results in exceptional outcomes. Board Chair Kate Powell and Trustee Sophia Marquez-Wallace welcomed guests who enjoyed Maryland-themed hors d'oeuvres and local wines and beer while savoring the views of Baltimore. If you weren't able to join us, we hope you'll enjoy this short video about our program which highlights the success of our students.