Tomorrow at 6pm: Supporting Your Child's Future through the Save for College Program, plus Summer Resources

Tomorrow at 6pm: Supporting Your Child's Future through the Save for College Program, plus Summer Resources

Dear Parents and Families in the Save for College Community,


As we conclude the third year of the Save for College Program, we wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the important accomplishments of our community, and offer a trip down memory lane.




Supporting your child’s success – you are among the +10,000 families that today counts with savings for your child’s college and career training future. As part of the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program in School District 30, you together with 39 schools, countless neighbors, more than 40 organizations, and many around New York City came together during these past three years to show our children that we are supporting their success. 


Increasing your child’s savings – as result of our work together, more than $3.6M has been deposited into the +10,000 students’ NYC Scholarship Accounts. And there is still opportunity to continue building their savings.


What’s Next?


Tomorrow (Thursday) at 6PM – Don’t miss our Town Hall: Supporting Your Child’s Future through the Save for College Program. You will learn more about the three foundational steps (Building Blocks) and how Community Scholarships can support increasing your child’s funds for their educational future.


Summer Resources – If you missed our last Town Hall on “Resources and Tips to Keep K-3 Children Learning and Active” this summer, check it out below. What topics and resources would you like NYC Kids RISE to feature during our Town Halls and across our platforms? Tell us here.


Keep reading below for details about Thursday’s event, a flashback of memories from the Save for College Program Community over the past three years (you may be in a photo!), and additional resources.


With best wishes to you and your family,


Debra-Ellen and the NYC Kids RISE Team

Request a topic or resource: What topics would you like us to cover in our town halls and what resources would you like featured on our platforms? Tell us here.

Tune in Thursday at 6pm ET

During this town hall, families will get an overview of the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program – the scholarship and savings components, how students are enrolled, and what students automatically receive. We will also share the importance of completing the program’s Building Blocks as a way to support children’s future especially during these unprecedented times. The town hall will take place in English and Spanish, and families can ask questions in English, Spanish and Bangla.


Featuring Sameera Uddin, Senior Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager at NYC Kids RISE and moderated by Carolina Valencia, Director of Communications and Digital at NYC Kids RISE.
You can watch live and ask questions via the NYC Kids RISE Facebook page. You can also watch via our YouTube channel.

Your Child’s NYC Scholarship Account

Have you seen your child’s scholarship funds for their educational future?
Your child is one of more than 10,000 students that has an NYC Scholarship Account already with funds for their college and career education. Now, all you need to do, if you haven’t already, is go in and see these funds by activating your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, which has an initial deposit of $100.
Just for activating your child’s NYC Scholarship account today, you will earn up to $25 more in rewards for their future. You can click here to get started. If you would like assistance activating your child’s account, call 833-543-7473 or email [email protected].

In Case You Missed It

At our Summer During COVID-19 Town Hall, our panel shared resources and activities to keep K-3 students engaged, learning and playing throughout the summer. If you missed it, click here to watch.

Save for College Program Flashback

Memories from the Save for College Program during the first three years in School District 30.

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Community Scholarship for the Children of Astoria Houses

Astoria Houses Tenants Organization Launches Community Scholarship Fundraising Effort for Students in Astoria Houses
The Astoria Houses Tenants Organization has launched a fundraising effort to raise $1,000 for each of the 134 students enrolled in the Save for College Program living in Astoria Houses. Claudia Coger, President of the Astoria Houses Tenants Organization, writes: “This is not only a real financial foundation that our children can rely on in 10+ years when they graduate from high school and set off on their career path. It is also sending them a message TODAY that their community believes in them and knows they can succeed. With all the fear and pain our children are living through right now, that message is in some ways more important than ever.” Read more from Claudia Coger on investing in the future of the children of Astoria Houses.
Also, if you are interested in launching your own Community Scholarship campaign, please reach out to us. We would be happy to work with you.

NYC Kids RISE Resources

Need support with setting up your child’s remote learning or information about resources in your neighborhood? Our team can help. Call (833) 543-7473 or Email [email protected]

  • Your child’s accounts – We continue to be available by phone and email to support you with your family’s scholarship and savings accounts. Please contact us for support with completing the 3 Building Blocks or other support with your accounts. We are invested for the long term in your child’s college and career training future.
  • Remote Learning Support – Need support with setting up your child’s remote learning or information about resources in your neighborhood? Our team can help. Call (833) 543-7473 or email [email protected]

Important Resources Across the Community

These are just some of the resources available from schools, community-based organizations, the City and State government, and other local partners. We are keeping an updated list on our blog at


City and State Elected Officials

Click here to contact your city and state elected officials who represent the School District 30 community. Their offices are sharing important resources and updates, and they can connect you to other resources.


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