Our mission is to provide academically motivated students from under-resourced New York City high schools with a three-year summer program of enriched academic and cultural activities; to promote connections between CSSP students and families in our community; and to help prepare our students for college and expose them to career options to support their future personal success.
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Thursday May 5th at 6:30pm
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CSSP Seniors, Class of 2021
We celebrate our CSSP seniors and their graduation from high school. They are on to great things! Here are some of the schools that are lucky enough to get our wonderful students in the fall!
50 years of CSSP
On November 4, 2018 we honored Nancy Stein and celebrated 50 years of CSSP! Check out the video below.
" CSSP is a jewel in the crown of Chappaqua. I know from experience what it means to have someone reach out a hand to help a stranger."
The Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program (CSSP) has been in existence since 1968. Each summer we invite 22-24 promising students from under resourced schools in the Bronx to join our community. The program is possible because Chappaqua families open their homes up to host these wonderful students . Our goal is to prepare them for the rigors of college and beyond. For three consecutive years, these specially selected students attend academic classes at one of the Chappaqua schools in the mornings and participate in a range of recreational and cultural activities in the afternoon. The Program's primary objective is to broaden the students' horizons and widen their vision of the world while letting them see that there can be a bright, happy future ahead.
CSSP students have gone on to attend many wonderful schools including: Babson, Brandeis, City College, Dartmouth, Fordham, Howard, Hunter,Pomona, RPI, SUNY Albany, Binghamton and Stony Brook, Trinity, UVM, Vassar and Wesleyan.
Our graduates have joined the work force in a multitude of professions. We have doctors, teachers, engineers, counselors and nurses among our alumni. Equally important, many graduates themselves are involved with community service. Several alumni have returned over the years to speak to our students about their lives and work.
CSSP is financially supported through contributions from the Chappaqua community. The program is entirely run by volunteers.