School Choice: Finding a Love for Learning

School Choice: Finding a Love for Learning

I was a slow reader. And at the end of 1st grade, despite the best efforts of teachers at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School #232 (and a lot of help from my teacher mom), I could not “crack the reading code.” After much consideration and outreach to our family for some financial help, my parents decided to send me to private school. They understood that if I did not become proficient in reading, I would begin to fall behind. So that fall, I started school at Samuel Ready School for Girls. It was there, under the tutelage of Mrs. Charlotte Beam, […]

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 [...]

Sips for Scholarships: Shaker Showdown Success!

Thank you all so much for coming out on February 8, 2018 to support Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore at Sips for Scholarships: Shaker Showdown Edition! We raised more than $3,000 in tickets, tips and sponsorships. Thanks to you, another child from a low-income Baltimore family will be able to attend K-8th grade at the independent school of his or her choice. A huge shout out to 14 West, Modern Cook Shop and Old Line for sponsoring and hosting the event. Congratulations to Paulina of Modern Cook Shop for making the winning cocktail concoction! For more than 15 years, CSFB has […]

2018 Sips for Scholarships

SIPS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS: SHAKER SHOWDOWN EDITION Four of Baltimore’s top bartenders/mixologists will compete to create the best, completely unique drink. Guests get to sample and cast their vote for the best new shaken (or stirred) concoction – a competition where YOU choose the winner and contribute to scholarships for low-income Baltimore students. Date: Thursday, February 8 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Location: Modern Cook Shop 901 S Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 TICKETS VIP Tickets $50 The VIP ticket includes early access at 5pm, a four-drink voting sampler, a full-size cocktail and VIP Reception snacks. Regular Tickets $35 The Regular ticket includes [...]

Committing to Studies (and Missing the Game)

The other night, I stayed up way too late watching my beloved Baltimore Ravens lose a very well-played football game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Driving into the office, I remembered a few years ago when I would come in and our program administrator of 15 years, Joanne Sanders, and I would take AT LEAST the first 15 minutes of our day reviewing plays, celebrating victories or lamenting losses. But no more. My personal football guru (who knew more about stats and players and plays than my husband, who coached little league for five-plus years) was nowhere to be found. Joanne [...]