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Success Stories

Children’s Savings Account programs are making a difference in the lives of students and families across the country. Here are some of their stories:

Inversant Success Story: Bryan Guzman

Inversant Success Story: Bryan Guzman

For Boston University student Bryan Guzman, attending college was the ultimate way to repay his parents.

Successful Savings Strategies: A Dialogue

Successful Savings Strategies: A Dialogue

Watch this video of the final plenary session at the 2014 ALC for strategies on successful savings and an inspiring discussion with child savers.

Inversant Success Story: The Reyes Family

Inversant Success Story: The Reyes Family

The Reyes family has learned important lessons from Inversant. With hard work, savings, and some crucial learning, Nelson and Marlene Reyes have been able to send all three of their children to college.

Inversant Success Story: The Nasuuna Family

Inversant Success Story: The Nasuuna Family

The Nasuuna family provides a perfect example of how the FUEL Education system works. Their oldest daughter, Bahiya, is now a sophomore at UMass Amherst on a full scholarship.

Catching Up with Saver La Terra Cole

Catching Up with Saver La Terra Cole

We last saw La Terra Cole at the 2012 Assets Learning Conference in Washington, DC when she shared her incredible story in a savers plenary with Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and two other savers. I caught up with her recently to hear about her upcoming law school graduation and other thoughts and advice she might have for aspiring college savers and those interested in the growing movement of children's savings accounts.

Meet Jamira: Student Saver Turned National CSA Advocate

Meet Jamira: Student Saver Turned National CSA Advocate

A Q&A with Jamira Burley, a low-income student turned national children's savings advocate and friend of the 1:1 Fund

Student Saver Tiara

Student Saver Tiara

Tiara is a sophomore at Trinity University and the first in her family to go to college. She attended Maya Angelou Charter School in Washington, D.C. which, up until recently, sponsored an Individual Development Account (IDA) program to save for post-secondary education. She’s an alum of that program.

Success Story: Jennifer Jones

Success Story: Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones, who attends a KIPP school in Washington, D.C., and plans to become a math teacher after college, is an inspiring example of how powerful savings and education can be in the development of a low-income child's life.

La Terra Cole: From Foster Youth to Future Lawyer

La Terra Cole: From Foster Youth to Future Lawyer

We first got to know La Terra Cole at Mile High United Way in Denver, Colorado where she was a participant in Bridging the Gap, a program that provides financial education and a matched savings account, along with other social supports for youth transitioning out of the foster care system.