for Community Members

Residents, business owners, and community organizations are key partners in the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program. We are thrilled that District 30 has been chosen as the first school district to participate in the Save for College Program. We look forward to continuing to build this program with you. In the coming months and years, continue to visit this page for more information about the Save for College Program, opportunities to host or support program-related events, and other ways to support our community’s kids to go to college. Together, we can take small steps to big college dreams.

NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program

A new scholarship + savings program in District 30,
designed to make college more accessible and achievable
for all NYC public school students

The basics

College is the most direct pathway to success. This is why the non-profit NYC Kids RISE, in collaboration with the City of New York and the NYC Department of Education, has started the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program, a scholarship and savings program designed to make college more accessible and achievable for the children in your community. The Save for College Program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for their children’s futures, and that includes all the members of the District 30 community.

All School District 30 kindergartners, first graders and second graders can participate in the Save for College Program regardless of income level or immigration status. Each eligible child automatically receives a NYC Scholarship Account with an initial contribution of $100 unless their family chooses not to participate.

How the program works

The entire community can get involved in the Save for College Program. Working with NYC Kids RISE, communities can contribute to and fundraise for the scholarship accounts of children in District 30. Community organizations can also use this platform and integrate it into their college savings and attendance discussions.

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    Providing NYC Scholarship Accounts for every eligible student, money that can only be used by families for educational purposes;

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    Empowering communities to work together to invest in their children’s college savings by contributing to their scholarship accounts, building an even broader foundation for each child’s future over time. NYC Kids RISE will provide more information in the coming months about the various ways for community members to save together for their children’s futures;

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    Empowering families with the tools and information to develop their own college savings plans;

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    Reinforcing the expectation of attending college through events and campaigns in schools and across neighborhoods;

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    Providing financial education in kindergarten by working with the Department of Education to make sure every student receives financial training in the classroom.

Look out for more information on this page about how the District 30 community can come together to support the college savings of our kindergartners and families.

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