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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 [...]

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. [...]