Children with a CSA are 3x more likely to enroll in college and nearly 4X more likely to graduate than children with no savings.1 Given the potential, it makes sense to launch a CSA Program today—for tomorrow.

Considering launching a CSA Program?

Equipping CSA Programs

From our technology, to our investment options, to our social commitment, let us support your CSA program.

Read more...Clicking 'Read more...' opens a page with information about how ScholarShare 529 can support organizations considering starting a Children's Savings Account program.

Looking to save for your kid's education?

California Kids Investment and Development Savings (CalKIDS)

CalKIDS, the nation’s largest CSA program, aims to launch in 2021 and will jumpstart college savings for approximately 450,000 California newborns annually.

Read more...Clicking 'Read more...' opens a page about California Kids Investment and Development Savings program.

CSA News

CalKIDS in COVID

Ma, F. and Nazarian, A. (2020, June 22) With Tough Economic Times Ahead, Let’s Still Give Our Children Hope: The Case for CalKIDS in a COVID-19 Era. CSQ Magazine... Read the ArticleClicking 'Read the Article' takes you to the article about California's Children's Savings Account program during COVID.

Presenting CalKIDS

Martinez, J. (2020, July 16) California Kids Investment and Development Savings (CalKIDS) Program Partnerships. 2020 CDA Conference... Read the PresentationClicking 'Read the Presentation' opens a PowerPoint presentation about California Kids Investment and Development Savings.

Newsom for CA Kids

Pender, K. (2019, February 23) Newsom Wants to Expand Programs that Open a Savings Account for Every Kid. San Francisco Chronicle... Read the ArticleClicking 'Read the Article' opens an article about Governor Newsom's plan to expand Children's Savings Accounts in California.

Kindergarten Promises

Nichols, C. (2019, July 17) Gavin Newsom Promised College Savings Accounts for Kindergarteners: He’s Taken a $50 Million Step. Jefferson Public Radio... Read the ArticleClicking 'Read the Article' opens an article about Governor Newsom's strategy to create Children's Savings Accounts in California.

Thumbs Up to CalKIDS

Nazarian, A. (2019, May 23) California Assembly Passes Statewide Child Savings Accounts... Read the Press ReleaseClicking 'Read the Press Release' takes you to a press release about the launch of California's children's Savings Account program.

"It is exciting to see California take such a bold step to help families across the state get a jumpstart on saving for college. This investment in the future of our children will help level the playing field and create opportunities for anyone."

Julio Martinez, Executive Director of ScholarShare Investment Board

1Elliott, W., Song, H-a, Nam, I. (2013), Small-dollar children’s saving accounts and children's college outcomes by income level. Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 35, Is. 3, pp. 560-571

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