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Arne Duncan Visits SF Partner Kindergarten to College

Arne Duncan Visits SF Partner Kindergarten to College

Last week, the City of San Francisco’s Office of Financial Empowerment hosted a conversation with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about San Francisco’s Kindergarten to College (K2C) effort and the role of children’s savings in supporting the college dreams of all children.

By: Blanche Brown and Michael Chasnow
06/27/2013

Events K2C

Top Five Reasons Why A College Degree Still Matters

Top Five Reasons Why A College Degree Still Matters

In the recent years following the recession, the value of a college education has been in question.

By: Blanche Brown
06/24/2013

From Our Team

Arne Duncan Visits San Francisco Partner Kindergarten to College

Arne Duncan Visits San Francisco Partner Kindergarten to College

The City of San Francisco’s Office of Financial Empowerment hosted a conversation with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about San Francisco’s Kindergarten to College (K2C) effort and the role of children’s savings in supporting the college dreams of all children.


06/21/2013

K2C News Press Releases

Financial Aid Programs No Longer Reliable as ‘Equalizers’

Financial Aid Programs No Longer Reliable as ‘Equalizers’

Financial aid programs, both on the state and national level, are vital pathways to higher education for low-income students.

By: Blanche Brown
06/17/2013

Latest in Policy Education

Introducing the 1:1 Fund’s New Intern Blanche Brown

Introducing the 1:1 Fund’s New Intern Blanche Brown

My name is Blanche Brown and I am the Z. Smith Reynolds non-profit summer intern at the CFED office in Durham, North Carolina where I’ll be working for the 1:1 Fund.

By: Blanche Brown
06/10/2013

From Our Team

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

By: Veronica Weis
06/06/2013

Success Story

Tricia and Don Parents of K2C Saver, San Francisco

Tricia and Don Parents of K2C Saver, San Francisco

Tricia and Don are the parents of a Kindergarten to College first-grader.


06/01/2013

K2C

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.

By: Veronica Weis
05/29/2013

Success Story

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.

By: Veronica Weis
05/28/2013

Success Story

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.

By: Veronica Weis
05/22/2013

Success Story

A Powerful Moment in the Children's Saving Story

A Powerful Moment in the Children's Saving Story

A couple of weeks ago, WNET’s Need to Know feature on the Mississippi College Savings Account Program, one of two 1:1 Fund pilot sites, aired nationally on PBS.

By: Michael Chasnow
05/10/2013

Mississippi 1:1 Friends 1:1 Fund in the News

Bill Invests in the Next Generation

Bill Invests in the Next Generation

This week, Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will reintroduce the American Dream Accounts Act, which would create college savings accounts for low-income students and monitor higher education readiness through a personal online account.

By: Mark Edwards and Andrea Levere
05/08/2013

1:1 Fund in the News K2C Latest in Policy

Op-Ed: Bipartisan Bill Invests in Next Generation

Op-Ed: Bipartisan Bill Invests in Next Generation

Every 5-year-old wants a piggy bank to fill with the jangling pennies and nickels that hold the promise of dreams. But for children from low-income households, even filling a toy bank can be a challenge.

By: Andrea Levere and Mark Edwards
05/08/2013

Latest in Policy 1:1 Fund in the News

An Inspirational Message

An Inspirational Message

Ernestine Bilbrew, Vice President of the Mississippi CSA Program, shares a quote about the importance of saving for college in her community.


05/01/2013

Mississippi

Strategies to Narrow the Education Gap

Strategies to Narrow the Education Gap

Sean Reardon’s op-ed in this past Sunday’s New York Times (“No Rich Child Left Behind”) is another reminder that a family’s financial situation is a major predictor of the college success of that family’s children.

By: Carl Rist
05/01/2013

Latest in Policy Education

Saver Spotlight: Lasonia

Saver Spotlight: Lasonia

Read an inspiring quote from Lasonia, mother of two, saving for her daughters' education in Mississippi.


05/01/2013

Meet Our Savers Mississippi

Need to Know: Mississippi College Savings

Need to Know: Mississippi College Savings

This is a short version of a nationally broadcasted segment on PBS' Need to Know.


04/26/2013

Mississippi News Video

Need to Know Segment on PBS Highlights 1:1 Fund Mississippi Partner

Need to Know Segment on PBS Highlights 1:1 Fund Mississippi Partner

A week ago, PBS nationally aired a Need to Know segment on PBS that focuses on the 1:1 Fund's partner, the Mississippi College Savings Account Program.


04/26/2013

Mississippi Press Releases News

Today is Teach Children to Save Day

Today is Teach Children to Save Day

Today is Teach Children to Save Day, a national program of the American Bankers Association that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a savings habit early in life.

By: Veronica Weis
04/23/2013

Events

Mississippi Savings

Mississippi Savings

“Need to Know” correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to Mississippi to examine a program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college.

By: Megan Thompson
04/19/2013

1:1 Fund in the News Mississippi

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