Press Highlights

2/25/21 – FAST COMPANY: How this Queens community built $1,000 college savings accounts for all its kids

2/16/21 – NYCHA JOURNAL: Celebrating Children’s Futures

2/5/21 – FOX 5 NEW YORK WNYW: NYCHA Resident Association Raises $184,000 for College Savings (VIDEO)

2/5/21 – PIX11: Children at Queens NYCHA development get $1K each for college fund

2/5/21 – PIX 11 / YAHOO NEWS: Students in Astoria Houses get college fund (VIDEO)

2/5/21 – QUEENS DAILY EAGLE: Astoria Houses tenant group raises $184,000 to help local kids head to college

2/5/21 – QUEENS POST: Astoria Houses Community Group Raises $184,000 for Students’ College Funds

2/4/21 – QNS: Astoria Houses residents, community leaders to celebrate $184K investment in scholarships for elementary school students

2/3/21 – PATCH: Astoria Houses Tenants Raise $184K For Kids’ College Funds

12/12/20 – WALL STREET JOURNAL: New York City Students Get Early Assist in Saving for College

7/25/20 – ASTORIA MUTUAL AID NETWORK: #CommunitySpotlight with Claudia Coger

7/20/20 – THE NYCHA JOURNAL: Astoria Houses Invests in Children’s Futures

5/29/20 – GOTHAM GAZETTE: Building a Financial Foundation for Our Children’s Future on 529 Day

5/15/20 – QNS: Union donates COVID-19 emergency relief to western Queens students

5/14/20 – NY1 Noticias: Miles de familias con hijos en la escuela en Jackson Heights y otros vecindarios recibirán cupones de regalo de $150

4/13/20 – QNS: More than 1,000 Queens families to receive emergency cash support from NYC Kids RISE

4/13/20 – EL DIARIO: NYC RISE Kids da ayuda económica a 1,500 familias afectadas por la crisis del coronavirus

2/24/20 – NY DAILY NEWS: Take aim at the black-white wealth gap

2/13/20 – UNIVISION: Este programa enseña a los niños a ahorrar para la universidad

2/13/20 – PROSPERITY NOW: 6 Things You Should Know About NYC Kids RISE

2/6/20 – BROOKLYN DOWNTOWN TIMES: City expands student savings accounts for college

2/5/20 – FOREST HILLS TIMES: Interview with Debra-Ellen Glickstein, NYC Kids RISE

2/5/20 – GOTHAM GAZETTE: Investing in New York City’s Future

2/4/20 – EL DIARIO: Amplían el programa de ahorro de NYC Kids Rise para ir a la Universidad

2/4/20 – QUEENS LATINO: Estudiantes de escuelas de Queens ahorran para universidad

1/30/20 – QNS: Carranza, city lawmakers celebrate more than 10,000 students in NYC Kids RISE in District 30

1/29/20 – NY1: Programa de becas y ahorro en escuelas en Queens para un día tener fondos para pagar la universidad

1/13/20 – POLITICO: New York Education – College Money for L.I.C. Students

1/10/20 – LIC POST: Community Raises $57K to Help Long Island City Kids Save for College

1/10/20 – QNS: Community Fundraising Campaign Raises College Funds for Long Island City Students

12/14/19 – NY1: LIC residents Encouraged to Raise College Funds for Children through New Campaign

12/16/19 – POLITICO: New York Education – Raising College Money for Kids

12/12/19 – LIC POST: New Fundraising Campaign Launched to Raise College Funds for Students at LIC Schools

11/21/19 – BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE: After college admissions scandal, Park Slope mom looks to level playing field

10/15/19 – EL DIARIO: Estudiantes en Queens beneficiados con fondos para college

10/15/19 – QUEENS DAILY EAGLE: Corona elementary students receive $15,000 in community scholarships

10/14/19 – JACKSON HEIGHTS POST: Nearly 250 Corona Public School Students Received Additional Funds for College

10/11/19 – QNS: Corona elementary school students benefit from contributions to their college savings accounts

9/1/19 – EL DIARIO: Promueven Programa de Becas y Ahorro Universitario desde Primeros Grados

8/30/19 – UNIVISION: Si Necesitas Ahorrar para la Educación Universitaria de tus Hijos, Esta Organización Podría Ayudarte a Lograrlo (Video)

6/25/19 – QUEENS LATINO: Cheque para la Universidad de NYC Kids RISE en PS 69

6/20/19 – NY1: Seamless Donates $300,000 to College Education Funds

6/20/19 – QNS: Seamless Diners Contribute More Than $300,000 to Northwestern Queens District 30 Students’ College Accounts

10/15/18 – QNS: City program announced in LIC lets public school parents help save for college education

3/10/18 – QNS: Crowley helps Nonprofit Launch Scholarship Accounts for Kindergarten Students

1/6/17 – NY1 ONLINE: New Initiative to Give Kindergarten Students in Queens a Head Start in Saving for College

1/5/17 – DNA INFO: City to Open Savings Accounts for 3,500 Queens Kids Via Pilot Program

1/5/17 – NEW YORK POST: De Blasio Announces Plan to Set up College Accounts for Students

1/5/17 – WALL STREET JOURNAL: Some Queens Kindergarteners to Get Cash for College

11/22/16 – CBS NEW YORK: De Blasio Rolls Out Child Savings Accounts Program To Help Public School Students Save For College

11/21/16 – NEW YORK TIMES: New York Seeks to Jump-Start College Savings by Giving Cash to Kindergartners’ Parents

Latest News from NYC Kids RISE

June 2020: Statement from NYC Kids RISE

April 2020: NYC Kids RISE Launches Virtual Series on Facebook LIVE for Elementary School Families to Provide Support, Expertise, and Discussion

April 2020: 1,500 Queens Families in the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program will Receive Emergency Cash Support

February 2020: NYC Council Members Voice Support for Expanding the NYC Kids RISE Save For College Program Citywide

January 2020: Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, City Officials, Gray Foundation, and NYC Kids RISE Announce Save for College Program Milestone of Supporting 10,000+ Students with College Savings Funds

January 2020: Long Island City, Queens Community Raises More than $57,000 to Jumpstart College Savings Funds for Students at Five Schools

December 2019: Long Island City, Queens Community Comes Together in a One-of-a-Kind Neighborhood Campaign, “Funding Long Island City’s Future,” to Directly Support Local Kids’ Higher Education Funds

October 2019: 250 Queens Students Benefit from Parent-to-Parent Community Scholarship Announced at P.S. 92 in Queens

June 2019: Seamless Diners Contribute more than $300,000 to NYC Students’ Educational Futures

October 2018: NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program Community Celebrates Program’s First School Year, Announces New Savings Match for First Grade Families

April 2018: NYC Kids RISE Applauds New Improvements to NY’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan Application Process

March 2018: NYC Kids RISE Unveils New Online Portal for Child Savings Account Program to Help Public School Students Save for College

September 2017: DiNapoli & NYC Make it Easier to Save for College: New York’s 529 College Savings Accounts Accessible to All, With No Minimum Contribution

January 2017: Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Menin and NYC Kids RISE Announce Queens Public School District to Pilot the First NYC Child Savings Account Program, Helping Thousands of Students Save for College

November 2016: Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Menin and Newly Created Nonprofit “NYC Kids RISE” Announce Child Savings Account Program to Help Public School Students Save for College

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