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Children's Savings Account Learning Summit - Chicago

Chicago Community Trust, Woods Fund of Chicago, Heartland Alliance, & the Greater Chicago Food Depository Associate Board

Friday, November 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

Children's Savings Account Learning Summit - Chicago

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Most parents dream of a bright future for their child that includes higher education. Unfortunately, college is out of reach for many families.

More and more states are developing universal Children’s Savings Account (CSA) Programs to make college more accessible for families, but Illinois is not yet one of them.

A savings account at birth can make a big difference for these families:

  • Children given a savings account at birth tend to have stronger development both socially and emotionally. These positive effects occur regardless of how much money is in the savings account.
  • As early as elementary school, children develop hopes about their futures, including college attendance. Children with a college savings account were twice as likely to expect to go to college than kids without a college savings account
  • Low- and moderate-income children with $500 or more in savings were three times more likely to enroll in college than children with no savings, and four times more likely to graduate.

During this Learning Summit, parents, community leaders & education professionals will learn how a CSA program could help children go to college. Together, we will advocate to make universal CSAs a reality in Illinois!

***Please note that all are welcome, however, the even is geared towards parents***

 

 

 

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Gary Comer Youth Center
7200 S Ingleside Ave
Chicago, IL 60619

Friday, November 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)


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Chicago Community Trust, Woods Fund of Chicago, Heartland Alliance, & the Greater Chicago Food Depository Associate Board

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