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Celebrating 20 Years of School Choice with CSFB

CSFB is 20! Milestones are important because they give an organization the ability to look back, quantify successes and consider change for the future. Looking back on the past 20 years, we celebrate: 7,648 students served 14,233,192 dollars of tuition assistance paid directly to schools in Baltimore 97 percent of our 8th-grade graduates who go on to graduate from high school 84 percent of our students who attend college 78 schools our students have attended 9 categories of affiliation – Catholic, Jewish, Christian (no specific denomination), Lutheran, Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist, Baptist, Islamic, Non-Denominational Numbers also paint the picture of dollars [...]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why Follow CSFB?

CSFB Has Gone Social! We want to connect with you wherever you hang out most. To make sure you don’t miss any of our updates, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram! We’ll keep you up-to-date on issues in education and information about CSFB events. We’ll also be highlighting our current scholars and their families, as well as alumni! We Need Your Help! Support CSFB by helping us grow our audience and reach on social media. Follow us and join in the conversation by commenting on, liking, and sharing our updates! Even though you may receive information from […]