education

Education, Poverty, and Maryland

Executive Director Beth Harbinson shares the connection between education and poverty through experiences she’s witnessed first hand. CSFB’s 97 percent high school graduation rate reinforces the fact that school choice helps to break the cycle and provides education for children that parents believe will be most effective. In an article, America’s Poverty-Education Link, from The Huffington Post, contributor Howard Steven Friedman, a statistician and health economist for the United Nations and teacher at Columbia University writes: “Poverty and education are inextricably linked where education is a primary means of social mobility, enabling those born into poverty to rise in society. […]

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 […]

Scholar Stories! 20 Years of Success

It warms our hearts to see our scholars succeed after they leave our program in 8th grade. Over the past 20 years, 97% of our alumni graduate from high school and 96% go on to college, technical school, the military and careers. Here’s a glimpse of three successful CSFB alumni and where they are now. Joe Flemke graduated from CSFB-affiliate school Sacred Heart of Mary. After high school, he earned an engineering degree from Capitol College. He’s now an Advanced Systems Engineer at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Joe believes that since CSFB believes in you, “it instills a hope that [...]

Keeping Families Together…For the Win!

We are so enjoying all the 20th-year stories that our CSFB scholars, alumni and parents have been sending in. We especially appreciate the ones from families who’ve had multiple children participate in our program. CSFB accepts all siblings in each family, keeping families supported together. The Smiley sisters, for example, are CSFB alumni. Both girls worked hard in school and were recognized with multiple awards and honors for their scholastic achievements. Today, these inspiring young women have graduated from high school and are continuing their academic endeavors in college! For many years, my children were recipients of Children’s Scholarship Fund [...]