WEBINAR: If you build it, will they save? : Lessons from the Canadian Education Savings Program
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) are increasingly looked at in the US as offering the potential to build the aspirations and resources that students need to pursue a college education. From San Francisco’s Kindergarten to College to the ASPIRE Act, which would offer a CSA to every child at birth, a growing movement is reimagining the way that we pay for college by integrating a focus on savings, rather than relying exclusively on more traditional forms of assistance. But, how might this work at a national scale? What would it take to get every child to benefit?
As it turns out, the US’s neighbor to the north has been offering a version of CSAs for over 15 years. Canada’s experience offers unique insights into these very questions and can help inform how CSAs are designed and implemented in the US.
Please join New America’s Asset Building Program and the Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas for a webinar exploring the lessons of Canada’s venture into the promising arena of national investment in childrens' savings and evaluate how it is working—and ways it could work better.
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This webinar is collaboration with
Senior Policy Analyst, Asset Building Program, New America
Policy Director, Assets and Education Initiative, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
Williams Elliott, III
Director, Assets and Education Initiative, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
Senior Research Fellow, Asset Building Program, New America