SFICC has been amazing! As a parent, especially a mom, and you get the notion that your child is not thriving in school, it is time to make a change. When i decided to pull my second grader from his public school, i worried about the financial burden that tuition would have on my family. The application process was very easy. I was often updated, and luckily this year we were awarded a partial scholarship. I love seeing their social media posts about the various schools and reccipients.
It is amazing how SFIC affects the lives of the Children it serves. I have been on several (both large and small) non-profit Boards; this is my favorite. Board members have several opportunities a year to meet the children we benefit and it is always a joy to speak with them and hear first hand how they are doing and that they are so thankfull for the help they redceive. Virtually all our inner-city school scholarship students have high hopes, complete high school and over 90% have gone on to college; for economically disadvantaged students, this is remarkable.
Without question this is money well spent. These young people get a quality education. By the time they get to high school, 100% graduate and almost all go on to college. Money here makes a real difference in real lives.
This charity has far exceeded my expectations. It was through SFIC that my son became eligible for a full scholarship to Villanova University! We applied, and yes, he did receive it. He is now entering his senior year at Queen of Peace HS and looking forward to going to Villanova next fall. Thank You so much! -Kurt H. Mathews
My sons were given an amazing opportunity to attend Catholic grammar and high Schools. My oldest son is attending NJIT with mechanical engineer major which I believe was strongly influenced by his Catholic education. My younger son is attending Christ the King as a freshman, and we are so pleased with his decision to attend this school. The opportunities he has been given already are amazing!
As an employee, I am proud to work for The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children. I am a product of growing up in a low-income inner-city environment so I am familiar with the struggles these families go through. I also know the impact that one small opportunity like this can mean to an inner-city child! If my mother would have had the financial wherewithal, and the assistance from an organization like SFIC, she would have sent me to the local Catholic school where I grew up in El Barrio.
Providing students with the opportunities they would not be able to afford otherwise is a blessing to these families. The parents pray for the ability to give their children that chance that they did not have. With a partial tuition scholarship from SFIC, many are getting that opportunity to succeed.
I thank God I can help and I pray you can too!