Show kids they’re worth the investment

Kids who grow up with even a small college savings account are 3 times more likely to go to college and 4 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.

Jobs in Texas that will require post-secondary education by 2020

DISD students that currently complete a post-secondary degree within 6 years of high school graduation

Dallas has one of the highest child poverty rates among peer cities

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.
Donate toward a child’s college savings account today!

How It Works

Kindergarten students are selected to participate in the program

Parents open a 529 account and receive an initial $50 deposit

$300 in performance incentives are offered over the first two years

Measuring Success

Educational Outcomes:

  • State assessments for math and reading
  • Grade level test scores
  • End-of-year school grades
  • Attitudes and perceptions of students, parents and teachers about going to college

Savings Outcomes:

  • Number of individual deposits
  • Dollar amount of individual deposits
  • Participation and retention rate for individual accounts

Potential Results Over First 5 Years

  • 3000 kids with savings accounts
  • $1.5 million in new college savings
  • $300k annually in philanthropic investment
For this program to be sustainable, Dollars for College needs the support of schools and community organizations, as well as financial investments to implement and scale the program. To learn more, contact Greg Mangum.

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