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Good News: There's Still Time to Complete the 3 Building Blocks!

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EXCITING NEWS: You can still earn the full $75 in rewards for completing the 3 Building Blocks!
Our records show that you have started but not completed all 3 Building Blocks. Finish all three before September 6 to claim the full $75 we have set aside for your child’s college future. 
Here’s how:
Building Block #2: Open and Connect Your Own College Savings Account.
Visit nyckidsrise.org/options to learn about the two kinds of college savings accounts you can connect to your child’s scholarship account.
Building Block #3: Deposit at Least $5 into Your Connected Account.
Visit nyckidsrise.org/start-saving for information on how to make your first deposit and other savings tips.
Want more information?
  • Call or email NYC Kids RISE at 833-KID-RISE (833-543-7473) or info@nyckidsrise.org.
  • Attend “Summer Savings Support Sessions” at a location near you. See the schedule below.
    • Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP! To schedule an appointment and get the exact location, reply to this email (info@nyckidsrise.org) or call 833-543-7473.
Don’t miss your chance to claim the full rewards for your child before first grade begins. Have a great summer!
Sincerely,
Your Partners at NYC Kids RISE

Summer Savings Support Sessions
Thursday, July 19
Location: Astoria
Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 2
Location: Long Island City
Hours: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 9
Location: Jackson Heights
Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 16
Location: Sunnyside/Woodside
Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 23
Location: Ditmars
Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 30
Location: Jackson Heights
Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 6
Location: East Elmhurst
Hours: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For the most up-to-date schedule, visit nyckidsrise.org/events.

Questions?

  • 1

    NYC Scholarship Accounts

    • Call NYC Kids RISE at 833-KID-RISE (833-543-7473).
      Available Monday – Friday (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
    • Visit nyckidsrise.org
      • Materials are available in Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, English, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu
  • 2

    NY 529 Direct Plan Accounts and Investment Options

    • Call the NY 529 Direct Plan at (866) 734-4533 to speak with an education savings specialist. Available Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 9:00 pm)
    • Visit nysaves.org
  • 3

    Amalgamated Save for College Bank Accounts

    • Visit a local Amalgamated Bank branch. The closest branch to you may be: 36-16/18 21st Street (between 36th Avenue and 37th Avenue), Long Island City, NY 11106. Available Monday – Thursday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm), Friday (9:00 am – 6:00 pm)
    • Call 800-662-0860. Available Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 8:00 pm), Saturday (9:00 amd – 2:00 pm). Spanish-language support may be available
  • 4

    Setting Goals and Plans for Saving

    • Visit a local NYC Financial Empowerment Center for free, confidential, one-on-one financial counseling. There are more than 20 Financial Empowerment Centers across the city. The three locations closest to School District 30 are listed below (days and hours of operation are subject
      to change):

      • Urban Upbound: 38-85 13th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. Available Monday – Friday (9:00 am – 6:00 pm), Thursday (11:00 am – 7:00 pm). Languages: English, Spanish
      • The Financial Clinic at Make the Road NY: 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday (10:00 am. – 6:00 pm). Languages: English, Spanish
      • Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners: at Neighborhood Housing Services, Northern Queens 60-20 Woodside Avenue, 2nd Floor,
        Woodside, NY 11377. Available Monday and Wednesday (9:00 am – 6:00 pm). Languages: English, Spanish
    • Call 311 to schedule an appointment at a Financial Empowerment Center
    • Visit nyc.gov/dca to schedule an appointment at a Financial Empowerment Center

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program is a scholarship and savings program administered by NYC Kids RISE, Inc., a nonprofit, in partnership with the NYC Department of Education and the City of New York. NYC Kids RISE is neither affiliated with, nor an authorized distributor of, New York’s 529 College Savings Program and does not solicit investments or provide investment advice. The City of New York and the NYC Department of Education offer no endorsement or recommendation about, and do not control, own or are affiliated with the program manager for New York’s 529 College Savings Program and any particular college savings or other investment vehicle, including ones which families may learn about through the Save for College Program.

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