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Springboard to Opportunities Announces Basic Income Pilot

1:1 Fund partner Springboard to Opportunities announced in August that they are partnering with the Economic Security Project to begin the Magnolia Mother’s Trust, a universal basic in

09/19/2018

Partners for Youth Opportunity Savers Featured in Award-Winning Documentary

Partners for Youth Opportunity Savers Featured in Award-Winning Documentary

Partners for Youth Opportunity, a 1:1 Fund partner in Durham, NC, works with older youth, providing them with extensive job training and paid internships, in addition to CSAs.

09/19/2018

Inversant's June Fundraising Event Showcases Impressive Community-Level Support

Inversant's June Fundraising Event Showcases Impressive Community-Level Support

During June’s Graduation Campaign, 1:1 Fund staff attended a fundraising event hosted by 1:1 Fund partner Inversant.

07/19/2018

Promise Indiana Raises Record-Shattering $83,202 During 1:1 Fund Graduation Campaign, Funding Thousands of CSAs

During last month’s Graduation fundraising campaign, 1:1 Fund partner Promise Indiana raised $83,202—the largest amount ever raised by a 1:1 Fund partner in one campaign.

07/19/2018

Springboard to Opportunities Hosts 5K Fundraiser for CSA Holders

Springboard to Opportunities Hosts 5K Fundraiser for CSA Holders

1:1 Fund partner Springboard to Opportunities connects families living in affordable housing in Jackson, Mississippi with resources and programs that help them advance in school, work and life.

05/18/2018

Durham, NC Mayor Steve Schewel Supports Durham Kids Save During Savings Week

Durham, NC Mayor Steve Schewel Supports Durham Kids Save During Savings Week

Durham, NC, Mayor Steve Schewel joined the Durham Kids Save team and partners earlier this month at Y.E. Smith Elementary for the final day of savings week. Durham Kids Save, a 1:1 Fund partner, provides each incoming kindergarten student at Y.E. Smith Elementary School with a $100 deposit in a child’s savings account and additional incentives to save.

03/19/2018

Partner Spotlight: Springboard to Opportunities Goes Beyond CSAs with Report on Racialized Social Exclusion

Partner Spotlight: Springboard to Opportunities Goes Beyond CSAs with Report on Racialized Social Exclusion

Editor’s Note: While the 1:1 Fund newsletter often shares stories about savers at one our 16 1:1 Fund partner sites, this story focuses on related research that one of our 1:1 Fund sites, Springboard to Opportunities, has conducted with New America to better understand the systemic barriers that hinder their families’ ability to build savings for the future.

01/19/2018

Changing the Odds for Children

Changing the Odds for Children

“There is a difference between helping children beat the odds and actually changing the odds for all kids.” Karen Pittman of the Forum for Youth Investment made that powerful statement at the beginning of her keynote address at the 

By: Shira Markoff
11/17/2017

1:1 Fund Partners Raise Nearly $67,000 During September Campaign

Three new organizations joined the 1:1 Fund just in time for our second-to-last fundraising campaign of the year, which had a Back to School theme.

09/19/2017

Mayor Proclaims 'Durham Kids Save Day,' Presents Big Check to Young Saver

Mayor Proclaims 'Durham Kids Save Day,' Presents Big Check to Young Saver

Earlier this summer, Durham Mayor William V. Bell proclaimed June 19 as “Durham Kids Save Day" as part of a presentation at City Hall. Durham Kids Save, a 1:1 Fund partner based in Durham, NC, helps low-income children save for college by providing all incoming kindergarten students at Y.E. Smith Elementary School with a savings account and an initial deposit of $100.

07/19/2017

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

We couldn't think of a more exciting way to start 2014 than to have our new website recognized by The Nonprofit Times as "outstanding."

By: Kristin Lawton
01/2/2014

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. Recently, we spoke with Ernestine Bilbrew, VP of Program Development for the Mississippi Community Financial Access Coalition (MCFAC), to hear how the Need to Know segment impacted her and the MS College Savings Account Program.

By: Michael Chasnow
05/10/2013

Op-Ed: Bipartisan Bill Invests in Next Generation

Op-Ed: Bipartisan Bill Invests in Next Generation

EDITOR'S NOTE: This op-ed by CFED President Andrea Levere and Opportunity Nation Executive Director Mark Edwards originally appeared on Politico, and you can read it here.

By: Andrea Levere
05/8/2013