Dollars For College | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Dollars for College

Kids who grow up with even a small college savings account are three times more likely to go to college and four times more likely to graduate. When you invest in a child’s future early on, they learn that college is possible and begin aspiring to attain a higher education.

That’s why we’re investing in Dollars for College, a matched savings program that disrupts poverty by encouraging aspirations of earning a degree. Please help us improve the future of our community and put local kids on the path to success.

Results & Impact

Accounts Opened 434

College Savings Accounts were opened with a total of $43,475 in deposits for Lancaster ISD students

Training Received 19

kindergarten teachers from six Lancaster ISD schools received financial education curriculum training which will provide learning activities for the students’ College Savings Accounts

New Cohort 600

Richardson ISD begins their first cohort in the program with nearly 600 Kindergartners and First Graders participating


Seed a child’s college savings account with a $50 contribution.

Financial support for Dollars for College generously provided by:
Brennan Financial Service • Caruth Fund/ Communities Foundation of Texas • Lancaster Independent School District • Social Venture Partners Dallas • The Boone Family Foundation • The Meadows Foundation


Dollars for College children posing with painted piggy banks

College savings program helps North Texas elementary students plan for the future

Dollars for College children posing with painted piggy banks

Some Richardson and Lancaster students can participate in a “Dollars for College” program to start saving money now.

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