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Children’s Savings Takes New England By Storm

Children’s Savings Takes New England By Storm

Leading the country in Children’s Savings Account (CSA) development in recent years, New England is home to several innovative pilot programs.

By: Delaney Luna, Graduate Intern
07/15/2016

Children's Savings Accounts

Free College and CSAs – The Perfect Pair

Free College and CSAs – The Perfect Pair

Presidential candidates should include CSAs in their plans to tackle college costs.

By: Shira Markoff
07/13/2016

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Next Week, the 1:1 Fund Will Double Your Donation to Support Children’s Savings!

Next Week, the 1:1 Fund Will Double Your Donation to Support Children’s Savings!

Research shows that low-income students with $1-499 in savings for college are four times more likely to graduate from college.

By: Monica Copeland
06/07/2016

Children’s Savings Accounts News

Growing CSAs on Tobacco Road

Growing CSAs on Tobacco Road

This week, two Tobacco Road towns, Durham and Reidsville — linked together in history as manufacturing centers for the once-giant American Tobacco — celebrated a new ballgame in North Carolina: creating matched college savings accounts for kids.

By: Carl Rist and Julie Wells, Guest Contributor
05/27/2016

Children's Savings Accounts News

How Do I Know If My CSA Effort is on Track?

How Do I Know If My CSA Effort is on Track?

CSA programs need to identify interim measures that can reliably predict a child’s future propensity for attending college.

By: Anthony Poore and William Elliott, Guest Contributors
05/19/2016

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Building Wealth in the Commonwealth: What You Should Know about $eedMA

Building Wealth in the Commonwealth: What You Should Know about $eedMA

Massachusetts is the latest state to explore the possibility of establishing Children’s Savings Accounts for all young children.

By: Carl Rist
05/09/2016

Children's Savings Accounts News

"Having the College Savings Account Gives Us Dreamers a Look Into the Future"

"Having the College Savings Account Gives Us Dreamers a Look Into the Future"

CSAs help young people prepare and also teach them about saving at the same time.

By: Kaitlin Archambault, Guest Contributor
04/28/2016

IHDF News

Leaders of the Pack: The Campaign for Every Kid’s Future Names Steering Committee Members

Leaders of the Pack: The Campaign for Every Kid’s Future Names Steering Committee Members

Partners are essential to making the Campaign for Every Kid's Future thrive

By: Shira Markoff
04/19/2016

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"I'm Glad We're Starting Early"

"I'm Glad We're Starting Early"

CSAs are not just about money, but also aspirations.

By: Kaitlin Archambault, Guest Contributor
04/14/2016

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4 Keys to Making an Affordable College Decision

4 Keys to Making an Affordable College Decision

Financial decisions involving higher education provide a powerful teachable moment when families can learn financial literacy and turn it into financial capability.

By: Bahar Akman, Guest Contributor
04/12/2016

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"It Alleviates Some of the Stress and Concerns I Have about Starting College"

"It Alleviates Some of the Stress and Concerns I Have about Starting College"

Three stories of college savings accounts from high school savers at the “I Have A Dream” Foundation New York Metro program.

By: Kaitlin Archambault, Guest Contributor
04/06/2016

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Beware the College Financial Aid Letter

Beware the College Financial Aid Letter

It hides more than it reveals.

By: Bob Hildreth
02/24/2016

Inversant News

4 Things to Know About Durham Kids Save

4 Things to Know About Durham Kids Save

Durham Kids Save is an innovative new children’s savings initiative whose purpose is to build the higher education aspirations for a new generation of young students in Durham and to help those students and their families begin to prepare financially for post-secondary educational success.

By: Carl Rist
02/19/2016

DKS News

‘Tis the Season to Give Back

‘Tis the Season to Give Back

By giving today, your donation will reach three times as many families as usual. Join us today and help put college within reach of students from Massachusetts to Michigan to Mississippi.

By: Merrit Gillard
12/01/2015

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Give Back on #GivingTuesday

Give Back on #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, support our partners who are helping kids save for college. On December 1, we'll TRIPLE every dollar you give, up to $500!

By: Merrit Gillard
11/30/2015

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A Perfect Trio of New Partners

A Perfect Trio of New Partners

The 1:1 Fund is happy to announce that we have added three new programs to our list of partners! We’d like to warmly welcome Durham Kids Save, Lansing SAVE and El Monte Promise Foundation’s Scholar Savings Program to the 1:1 Fund family, bringing us to a total of 12 partners across the country!

By: Chris Bernal
11/24/2015

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Children’s Savings Account Programs

A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Children’s Savings Account Programs

Children’s Savings Accounts (CSA) programs are a powerful tool for growing college savings and building students’ aspirations for their future, which is why interest in CSAs has been growing in communities across the country.

By: Shira Markoff
10/07/2015

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Can This Children’s Savings Program Get More West Virginians to Go to College?

Can This Children’s Savings Program Get More West Virginians to Go to College?

West Virginia joins several other states— including Nevada, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut—that have statewide, universally-available Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs.

By: Shira Markoff
09/21/2015

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Back to School, Back to Saving

Back to School, Back to Saving

Now through Saturday, the 1:1 Fund will provide a dollar-for-dollar match of donations of up to $500 to three participating CSA programs. Give this week and we will double your donation!

By: Merrit Gillard
09/14/2015

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The Soup to Nuts Approach to College Financing

The Soup to Nuts Approach to College Financing

The presidential campaign trail is littered with ideas for making college more affordable. Rachel Black, William Elliott III, and Melinda Lewis explain what’s missing from these proposals and why it could be a game-changer.

By: Melinda Lewis, Rachel Black and William Elliott III, Guest Contributors
08/31/2015

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