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 2022 and jumpstart college savings for over 4 million children statewide.

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

CSA News

Hope for CA Kids

Cohen, Patricia (2021, April 27) College Accounts at Birth: State Efforts Raise New Hopes. The New York Times... Read the ArticleClicking 'Read the Article' opens article about children's savings accounts on The New York Times website.

New CSA Research

Center for Social Development (2021, April 7) New Research: Child Development Accounts Generate Assets, Positive Outlook, and Parental Investments, St. Louis, MO: Washington University... Read the ArticleClicking 'Read the Article' takes you to an article about new CSA research on the Washington University website.

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.

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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