K2C College Savings Program

Overview maria.guare@uwccr.org

Kindergarten 2 College Savings Program
It's never too early to start saving

In 2016, our local United Way has partnered with the City of Sacramento and Safe Credit Union to launch a Kindergarten to College (K2C) program at five SCUSD schools. Over the past few years, United Way’s Young Leaders Society has raised funds to expand this program to the Robla School District in north Sacramento.

During the 2019-2020 school year, all incoming Kindergarten students enrolled in the Robla School District will receive a $25 seed for their own college savings account.

Our local United Way will open a college savings plan for each Kindergartener with a $25 deposit at the start of the school year. Families can jumpstart their savings with additional incentives

  • Invest $25 in your account, and we will match your savings.
  • Attend financial workshops, and earn up to an additional $100 for your child’s account.

For more information, contact Cecilia Crawley, Kindergarten to College Program Coordinator at ceclia.crawley@uwccr.org

How does the Kindergarten to College Savings program make a difference? Read about one family’s story

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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.

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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.