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The 1:1 Fund Website is Among Five Outstanding Low-Budget Websites

The 1:1 Fund Website is Among Five Outstanding Low-Budget Websites

We're proud to announce that The NonProfit Times has named our website one of the top low-budget websites.

By: Kristin Lawton
01/02/2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

By: Michael Chasnow
02/02/2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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