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The 1:1 Fund Expands to New York

The 1:1 Fund Expands to New York

Read Executive Director Carl Rist's recap from the event earlier this month in New York City announcing the expansion.

By: Carl Rist
10/14/2013

News Children's Aid Society Events

SF Savers: College is Part of “How to Have a Fun Life” for Barry and His Son Jaray

SF Savers: College is Part of “How to Have a Fun Life” for Barry and His Son Jaray

Barry Perkins and his son share why saving and planning for college will make all of the difference for Jaray's future.

By: Claire Sorrenson
10/08/2013

Meet Our Savers K2C News

New CSA Program Launches Today in the Bronx

New CSA Program Launches Today in the Bronx

The 1:1 Fund team is heading to New York City today for the official kick-off of The Children’s Aid Society’s College Savers program!

By: Kristin Lawton
10/01/2013

From Our Team News Events Children's Aid Society

Stephanie Halligan: Why College Savings Matter

Stephanie Halligan: Why College Savings Matter

Stephanie Halligan, a college savings advocate, shares her personal story about college debt and the student loan crisis.


09/25/2013

News

José Cisneros on K2C and the 1:1 Fund

José Cisneros on K2C and the 1:1 Fund

Treasurer Cisneros talks about the Kindergarten to College program and its partnership with the 1:1 Fund.


09/17/2013

K2C Video

3 Stories From The Movement To Prepare Kids Financially For College

3 Stories From The Movement To Prepare Kids Financially For College

This week was back to school for many kids across the country.

By: Claire Sorrenson
08/23/2013

Latest in Policy Education

Why Jeff Gural Supports "I Have A Dream" Foundation's CSA program

Why Jeff Gural Supports "I Have A Dream" Foundation's CSA program

Jeff Gural, Chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, shares why he is proud to support "I Have a Dream" Foundation's College Savings Account program.


08/22/2013

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SF Savers: Lauren Teaches Her Son Cole How To Save Steady

SF Savers: Lauren Teaches Her Son Cole How To Save Steady

Lauren Sigurdson is the mother of Kindergarten to College (K2C) Saver, Cole Basowski.

By: Blanche Brown
08/21/2013

Meet Our Savers K2C

Why IHDF's New Savings Program is Critical

Why IHDF's New Savings Program is Critical

Matt Wilson, President of SBC Advertising, attests to how CSA funding "fuels access to college" for Dreamers.


08/20/2013

News IHDF

20% of Parents Spend More on School Supplies Than Save for College

20% of Parents Spend More on School Supplies Than Save for College

Here’s a stat to remember as students head back to school this month: more than 20% of parents are paying more for back-to-school supplies like pencils, notebooks, etc. than they are saving for college.

By: Veronica Weis
08/12/2013

From Our Team

Brewing up a Fundraising Storm with the 1:1 Fund

Brewing up a Fundraising Storm with the 1:1 Fund

SF Weekly, a great local paper here in San Francisco, held its Brews to Benefit event this past Wednesday night, and the 1:1 Fund was the lucky organization sponsored!

By: Claire Sorrenson
08/09/2013

News Events K2C

Over 150 Attend SF Weekly Event Benefiting 1:1 Fund and SF Child Savers

Over 150 Attend SF Weekly Event Benefiting 1:1 Fund and SF Child Savers

SF Weekly, a local, weekly paper in San Francisco, held its Brews to Benefit event this past Wednesday night, August 7th, and the 1:1 Fund was the highlighted non-profit organization benefited.


08/08/2013

K2C News Press Releases

Join Us for SF Weekly & 1:1 Fund Event this Wednesday!

Join Us for SF Weekly & 1:1 Fund Event this Wednesday!

SF Weekly and the 1:1 Fund are hosting a happy hour at the Golden Gate Taproom (449 Powell Street), Wednesday August 7th from 5-8pm.

By: Michael Chasnow
08/05/2013

Events K2C

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.

By: Veronica Weis
07/31/2013

Success Story

Reflections on a Summer Spent with the 1:1 Fund

Reflections on a Summer Spent with the 1:1 Fund

Before working at the 1:1 Fund, I didn’t really know much about asset building or how I had personally benefitted from having a savings account as a child. Now I understand how assets and financial empowerment can help end inequality. A child is three times more likely to enroll in an institution of higher education and four times more likely to graduate if they have savings. Even if the amount is five hundred dollars or less, savings can make a huge difference.

By: Blanche Brown
07/29/2013

From Our Team

SF Savers: Sarah and her Daughter Zoe Start Early

SF Savers: Sarah and her Daughter Zoe Start Early

A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate to have a great conversation with Sarah Janssen, a proud parent of an incoming first-grader in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).

By: Blanche Brown
07/24/2013

Meet Our Savers K2C

New Blog Series: Hear Stories Straight from Savers in San Francisco!

New Blog Series: Hear Stories Straight from Savers in San Francisco!

I am excited to announce that these interviews are being developed into a blog series that will be published on the 1:1 Fund blog. They will be in a question and answer format so keep an eye out for them.

By: Blanche Brown
07/19/2013

Meet Our Savers K2C

New Research Highlights Six Key Takeaways for Child Savings Initiatives

New Research Highlights Six Key Takeaways for Child Savings Initiatives

Earlier this week, the New America Foundation hosted an event to discuss the power savings can have on college enrollment and completion, particularly for low-income students. The event marked the release of a new report by the Assets and Education Initiative (AEDI) of the University of Kansas, Building Expectations, Delivering Results, which reviews decades of research on the benefits of Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) -- accounts that encourage families to save for college, with incentives that may include saving matches and tax-free investment gains.

By: Alicia Atkinson and Michael Chasnow
07/18/2013

Latest in Policy

7 Easy Ways Students Can Reduce Costs of College

7 Easy Ways Students Can Reduce Costs of College

College can often be a difficult time financially. Even with savings, financial aid and a part-time job, I sometimes struggle to pay all of my bills, and as a result, still rely on my parents to help me out.I am lucky; a lot of students do not have a safety net. For those who lack one (and even for those who don’t), here are my suggestions of some easy ways that students can cut down on costs.

By: Blanche Brown
07/10/2013

From Our Team Education

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