Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”
— Emily Dickinson
Hope opens the door to possibility.
Give a parent a choice and they feel free — to choose a great education for their children, to help their neighbor, to contribute to their community. Put a child in an environment where they are nurtured, empowered and hopeful, and they can shine; they can change the world. CSFB is a non-sectarian, needs-based organization that has been providing hope for low-income Baltimore City families for 15 years. One-size does not fit all when it comes to our education system. Our scholars come from families who exemplify a wide variety of challenging situations, as well as myriad demographics and belief systems. Our families represent the profound diversity that can be found throughout Baltimore City. Allowing them to choose the education that best fits their children makes all the difference.
A Scholar Story
From CSFB scholar Ju’waun
Calvert Hall College High School
Class of 2014
“CSFB was a big part in supplementing my tuition to attend St. Pius X School. I live in a failing school district and my mother chose for me to attend a catholic school to have a chance at a better education and safe school environment. Not knowing how it would be financed, she reached out to CSFB. After qualifying, she was able to make the tuition payment. This has made a big difference in my life. Upon graduating from St. Pius, I was accepted to Loyola and Archbishop Curley as well as receiving a partial scholarship to St. Paul School for Boys. My school of choice was Calvert Hall College. Since attending CHC, I have been a member of the National Honor Society for Spanish for 4 years, have maintained a 3.6 or high average while playing sports and have also been a member of the Black Awareness Club. I have been a summer intern for Johns Hopkins University and a mentor for students at a local middle school. I am blessed that my mother took the extra steps to afford me a solid education. My education has allowed me to become a very well rounded person. The next step in my education will be college. I have been accepted to Towson University, Drexel, Mount Saint Mary’s, George Mason and Loyola. So far I am leaning towards Towson because of their outstanding Athletic Training program. They have a 5 year program that if I am selected, I would obtain a Masters in Athletic Training by 2019. I plan to use my degree in the area of physical therapy for youth and adolescent athletes. I would like to thank you and all the donors who made my middle school education possible.”
I like my school because it is cleaner and has better students than the school I used to go to. It is something special. I like math the best because it is a challenge but it is also my hardest subject.”
— Alexis, 5th grade
I like school because I get to do science experiments. My brothers went here too and now they are at the Baltimore School for the Arts and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.”
— Varia, 3rd grade