The Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF), based in New York, has a Baltimore chapter. In an email, CSF President Darla Romfo says: “Our program currently helps 275 kids in Baltimore. 40 percent of eligible families applied when we first offered scholarships in 1999.” She estimates at least 4,000 (“and probably more”) are on wait lists for space in charter and private schools — and scholarship money — to become available. CSF children receive uniforms, teachers who love them and are told God does, too. They discover a purpose for their lives and hope for a better future.