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The Current State and Future Evolution of Information Management Systems for CSAs

The Current State and Future Evolution of Information Management Systems for CSAs

Jun 4, 2019

As we note in Investing in Dreams, Prosperity Now’s comprehensive guide to designing Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs, having an effective information system is critical for managing a CSA program.

Why Adding "Claiming" Provisions to State CSA Legislation is a Bad Idea

Why Adding "Claiming" Provisions to State CSA Legislation is a Bad Idea

May 28, 2019

In 2017, Nevada’s legislature passed a bill that requires the 200,000+ households in the Nevada College Kick Start (CKS) Program—one of three statewide, universal Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs that automatically enrolls participants—to take action to receive the benefits of participating in CKS.

1:1 Fund's Impact Report Shows Crowdfunding Model for CSAs is Stronger Than Ever

1:1 Fund's Impact Report Shows Crowdfunding Model for CSAs is Stronger Than Ever

May 17, 2019

The 1:1 Fund was launched in 2003 with a purpose of  encouraging individual donors to match Children’s Savings Account (CSA) contributions made by young people.

A Flurry of Children's Savings Activity in State Legislatures

A Flurry of Children's Savings Activity in State Legislatures

Apr 16, 2019

Editor's note: This piece has been updated to include a universal CSA bill in Colorado. 

California-Based 1:1 Fund Partners Get Financial Boost

Mar 21, 2019

The California Student Aid Commission awarded several 1:1 Fund partners grants to strengthen their CSA programs as part of a one-time, $3 million state grant program to support local CSA programs.