Press Highlights


8/11/21 – QUEENS GAZETTE:  $35K+ Raised For 1st-4th Graders’ Educational Future

8/6/21 – QNS: Woodside elementary school children receive $35,800 in community scholarships

7/28/21 – NYN MEDIA:  Agencies and nonprofits promote child tax credit

7/27/21 – QUEENS POST:  Thousands of Families in Western Queens Get Emergency Funds from NYC Kids Rise

7/27/21 – QUEENS DAILY EAGLE:  Queens families get a boost from NYC Kids Rise

7/27/21 – QNS: NYC Kids RISE program distributes $1.5 million since April 2020

6/18/21 – PIX 11: City to issue ‘baby bonds’ to all NYC kindergarteners with Juneteenth economic plan

6/18/21 -PIX11: Follow-Up Friday: Fighting for repairs across the city

6/18/21 – NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS: De Blasio promises Juneteenth scholarships for Black and low-income students

6/17/21- GOTHAMIST: NYC To Create College Savings Accounts For Every Public School Kindergartener In 2022

6/17/21- ABC 7: NYC unveils ‘Economic Justice Plan’ ahead of Juneteenth celebration 

6/17/21 – NY1 MORNINGS ON 1: Mayor announces “Juneteenth Economic Justice Plan” 

6/17/21 – NEWS12 THE BRONX: Mayor introduces ‘Juneteenth Economic Justice Plan’

6/16/21 – QNS: NYC Kids RISE partners with MetLife to invest $70,000 in children’s education

4/30/21 – QUEENS DAILY EAGLE: College savings accounts give Queens’ youngest a head start

4/30/21 – UNIVISION: Así funciona este programa en Queens que ayuda a los padres a ahorrar para la universidad de sus hijos

4/28/21 – WESTERN QUEENS GAZETTE: NYC Kids RISE, MetLife’s $70K Investment In Scholarships

4/26/21 – UNIVISION: Este programa ayuda a padres del Distrito Escolar 30 de Queens a ahorrar para la universidad de sus hijos

4/26/21 – QUEENS DAILY EAGLE: East Elmhurst school kids get college savings boost

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


9/22/17 – NY State Comptroller’s News Room: DiNapoli & NYC Make it Easier to Save for College

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

1/5/17 – NYC.GOV: 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


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

11/22/16 – NYC.GOV: 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

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


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