Regional Event in New York

New York: NYC Kids Rise: Building Equity and Inclusion through College Savings

Building college accessibility has long been raised as a pathway toward equity.

Quality childhood education and early savings for college all play a part on realizing college opportunity for all. NYC Kids RISE is a nonprofit organization working to expand economic opportunity and equity by providing families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for their children’s education. Building on the dreams and expectations that families have for their children’s futures, NYC Kids RISE aims to make attending and graduating from college more achievable for all NYC public school students—regardless of where they come from or how much their families have in the bank.

Please join New York Asset Funders Network with host Philanthropy New York on 9:00 -10:30 a.m. May 21, 2019 to learn more about NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program designed to make college more accessible and achievable for NYC public school students, starting with all public schools in District 30 in Queens.

Speakers: The program will include insights and key learnings from an expert panel of speakers.
Debra-Ellen Glickstein, Executive Director, NYC Kids Rise
Dana Zucker, Executive Director, Gray Foundation
Greg Scheifelbein, New York Tri-State Director, Citi Community Development
Leah Mayor, East Coast Program Officer, Asset Funders Network as moderator

Together we will explore:
1) The promise of CSAs in building college access and a college-bound mindset
2) Why certain funders have invested in NYC Kids Rise and CSA programming