This calendar features Save for College Program events that are geared toward eligible and participating families. For support with finding the right event for you, please call us at 833-543-7473, or email [email protected].
Note: This calendar does not include training or professional development workshops for school and community stakeholders.
Notes about Virtual Workshops:
- Virtual workshop dates are added to the event calendar as they become available.
- Each virtual workshop offers an opportunity for participants to ask questions directly to the presenters and to be referred to an NYC Kids RISE staff member for individual support.
- Live virtual workshops are presented in English (with live interpretation in Arabic and Mandarin), and in Spanish.
What is the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program? This information session introduces parents and guardians to NYC Kids RISE and the Program fundamentals, including who is eligible to participate, how the Program works, and how parents or guardians can take foundational steps, called the Building Blocks, to earn rewards for their child’s college and career training. Recordings of past information sessions can also be viewed and shared on Facebook.
Is your family ready to take the first foundational step in the Save for College Program? At this workshop, parents and guardians will learn how to activate and view their child’s NYC Scholarship Account; this step is known as Building Block 1. Families will also learn about resources for how to complete the other foundational steps of the Program (Building Block 2 and 3).
How can parents and guardians build on the money invested in their child’s NYC Scholarship Account? Join this workshop to learn about the college and career saving account options available for your child through the Save for College Program – NY 529 Direct Plan Account or Amalgamated Save for College Bank Account. Opening and connecting a savings account to your child’s NYC Scholarship Account is the second foundational step in the program (Building Block 2). Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to ask questions in order to understand which account may best fit their needs.
Are you looking for more information on how to save for your child’s college and career training? This interactive panel discussion, facilitated by NYC Kids RISE and featuring college savings experts from the NY 529 College Savings Plan and Amalgamated Bank, will explain the college and career savings account options available through the Save for College Program. A financial counselor will provide tips and answer questions about how families can save.
How can parents and guardians plan ahead for their child’s college and career journey? This interactive workshop will introduce families to different types of college and career training, the cost of higher education, and available resources. Participants will learn how the Save for College Program fits into their child’s educational future and will be encouraged to share their own stories and experiences in order to learn from one another.