K2C College Savings Program


Kindergarten 2 College Savings Program

A few years ago, State Assemblymember and former Sacramento City Councilmember Kevin McCarty and SAFE Credit Union launched a Kindergarten to College (K2C) program at five SCUSD schools. In 2016, our United Way contributed funds to expand this program to the Robla School District, in north Sacramento. We had over 20 households participate at Robla this Spring. Read about one family’s story. This year, United Way’s Young Leaders Society has chosen K2C at Robla as their fundraising initiative. We are working with the program partners to expand the program to more kindergarteners each day.  


Changes are Afoot for Kindergarten To College (K2C) Program
This Big Day of Giving, our United Way is happy to announce an exciting new expansion of our program

For the last few years, UWCCR has been working with Assembly member Kevin McCarty’s office to promote college savings at ten schools in Sacramento. Now, thanks to a brand new grant from the State of California Student Aid Commission called Every Kid Counts, we’ll be able to make college savings even more rewarding for even more families at even more schools in the 2019-2020 school year and beyond!

Success Story

SacK2C program expands in Robla School District
Sacramento Kindergarten 2 College program helps parents save for college

Jennifer Wright knows a good deal when she sees one. Securing $200 for her daughter’s future college education was well worth three hours of her time, despite her especially hectic schedule. She’s been working two jobs and raising her three kids – 16- and 13-year-old boys, and 5-year-old Madison – by herself since separating from her husband due to his substance abuse problems.

Partners gathered for a photo at a Robla school.

About Kindergarten to College (K2C) Savings Account Program
Low and moderate income children with college savings accounts are four times more likely to complete college*

The Kindergarten to College (K2C) Savings Account Program has kicked off in the Robla School District. Parents/guardians who attend two free financial education and empowerment courses will earn a $200 college savings account for their kindergartener. Parents, relatives, and friends are all encouraged to make more contributions to a student’s account.