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Why I’m Proud to Lead the 1:1 Fund – A Tale of Two Grandfathers

Why I’m Proud to Lead the 1:1 Fund – A Tale of Two Grandfathers

Like many children who grow up in a middle-class household with university-educated parents, I had the notion of going to college drummed into me at an early age.

By: Carl Rist
04/15/2013

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Profile: Kindergarten to College Super Savers, the Holloways

Profile: Kindergarten to College Super Savers, the Holloways

Several weeks ago, I was fortunate to have a great conversation with Tricia Holloway, a proud parent of a first-grader in the San Francisco Unified School District.

By: Michael Chasnow
04/05/2013

Meet Our Savers K2C

New Documentary Features Kindergarten to College

New Documentary Features Kindergarten to College

Learn about San Francisco's Kindergarten to College Program through "A Foot in the Door," a short documentary.


03/24/2013

K2C Video

Education is One Way to Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap

Education is One Way to Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap

A new report from Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy sheds some light on this question, and the emerging answer is a growing wealth gap, especially along racial lines, resulting from unequal education opportunity.

By: Carl Rist
03/15/2013

Education Latest in Policy

Saver Spotlight: Angus

Saver Spotlight: Angus

Hear from Angus from College Track Oakland, Class of 2013, on the importance of saving for college.


03/13/2013

College Track Meet Our Savers Video

Saver Spotlight: Imani

Saver Spotlight: Imani

Hear from Imani, a high school senior with College Track Oakland, on the importance of starting to save as soon as possible for college.


03/13/2013

College Track Meet Our Savers Video

Nevada Announces Groundbreaking New Children’s Savings Initiative

Nevada Announces Groundbreaking New Children’s Savings Initiative

Last week, Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall announced a new initiative to open a college savings account for every incoming kindergartner in 13 of Nevada’s rural counties.

By: Ethan Geiling and Jennifer Brooks
03/08/2013

Latest in Policy Education Nevada

The Ladder of Giving

The Ladder of Giving

The creation of the social safety net during the 20th Century – in the U.S. and Europe – represented major progress in the attempt to eradicate poverty. It is and was the essential move against hunger and homelessness and hopelessness.

By: Bob Friedman
03/08/2013

Education Latest in Policy

New Data on Student Debt Highlights Need for College Saving

New Data on Student Debt Highlights Need for College Saving

Last week’s release of CFED’s 2013 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard was another reminder that too many American families are living on the edge.

By: Carl Rist
02/13/2013

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Closing the Divide in U.S. Higher Education

Closing the Divide in U.S. Higher Education

In the United States, only 10% of low-income children graduate from college by their mid-20s. If we want to create a more equitable and prosperous future, this has to change.

By: Michael Chasnow
02/02/2013

Latest in Policy Education

Closing the Divide in U.S. Higher Education

Closing the Divide in U.S. Higher Education

In the United States, only 10% of low-income children graduate from college by their mid-20s.

By: Michael Chasnow
02/02/2013

1:1 Fund in the News Mississippi

Promoting New Efforts to Get Kids to Save and Get Kids to College New America Foundation's "The Ladder"

Promoting New Efforts to Get Kids to Save and Get Kids to College New America Foundation's "The Ladder"

Graduating college is a critical step for children from lower income families aspiring to join the middle class.


12/19/2012

1:1 Fund in the News

New program aimed at helping the poor plan for college

New program aimed at helping the poor plan for college

A new effort wants people nationwide to help poor children in Mississippi and San Francisco save for college.

By: Associated Press
11/05/2012

1:1 Fund in the News Mississippi K2C

Fund to Help Low-Income Kids Save for College

Fund to Help Low-Income Kids Save for College

A new program will help low-income Mississippi students build college savings funds. The 1:1 Fund was launched this month to allow donors to provide matching funds for nearly 9,000 children in two test markets – Mississippi and San Francisco.

By: Chris Kieffer
11/05/2012

1:1 Fund in the News Mississippi

1:1 Fund hopes to attract givers for college savings to help poor students in Mississippi

1:1 Fund hopes to attract givers for college savings to help poor students in Mississippi

In Mississippi, the program is helping preschoolers believe they're going to college, said Ernestine Bilbrew from the Mississippi Community Financial Access Coalition.

By: Associated Press
11/04/2012

1:1 Fund in the News Mississippi K2C

Fund aims at attracting givers for college savings in Mississippi

Fund aims at attracting givers for college savings in Mississippi

“For the first time, anyone, whether they donate $10 or $100, will have an easy and secure way to invest in a child’s college education by visiting the 1:1 Fund website,” Rist said.

By: Jeff Amy
11/04/2012

1:1 Fund in the News Mississippi K2C

The 1:1 Fund Launches in Mississippi

The 1:1 Fund Launches in Mississippi

A new effort wants people nationwide to help poor children in Mississippi and San Francisco save for college.


11/03/2012

Mississippi News Press Releases

Fund hopes to attract givers for college savings

Fund hopes to attract givers for college savings

In Mississippi, the program is helping preschoolers believe they’re going to college, said Ernestine Bilbrew from the Mississippi Community Financial Access Coalition.

By: Jeff Amy
11/02/2012

1:1 Fund in the News Mississippi K2C

Closing the Divide

Closing the Divide

With the ever-widening wealth gap, we as a society need to break out of the traditional philanthropic mold.


10/18/2012

1:1 Fund in the News

Practical Philanthropist

Practical Philanthropist

Bob Friedman ’71 will never forget the moment at the Harlem Children’s Zone when the five-year-old son of a poor single mother announced his intention to attend Harvard.

By: Ben Beach
09/18/2012

1:1 Fund in the News

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