To improve educational opportunities for children of low-income Baltimore City families by providing partial scholarships without regard to race, ethnicity, or religious belief. We promote a diverse and competitive educational environment for the Baltimore community.
We’re doing really important work; we’re literally changing the lives of children, and changing the trajectory of families.
Founded in 1998 by Suzanna Duvall, the organization helps low-income Baltimore City families fund viable education alternatives for their children. The Founders’ vision was to offer children of low-income families a solid foundation in their early education and to level the playing field. They believed the best way to achieve this was to partner with three main stakeholders: parents, children, and schools.
- Parents. A key differentiating factor of our program is that we create an alignment with the parents of our students by requiring them to make a financial commitment to their child’s education. In return they receive a multi-year commitment from CSFB
- Children. We provide access to quality education and all the academic and social benefits that can accrue from a private school environment.
- Schools. We enhance student body diversity and increase enrollment. In many cases, the additional students provided by CSFB have kept these quality schools open, further improving our efforts.
It is our mandate to ensure long-term academic, economic, and social success for thousands on Baltimore City’s most underserved children, their families, and the communities in which they live.
- Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, not merit.
- Families choose the school that best fits the needs of their child.
- We keep families together by including all siblings.
- Consistency – we support each child through the 8th grade.