"Every parent wants their child to succeed in life. Too many families with low incomes lack access to high-quality education that can provide a pathway out of poverty. Head Start provides this access during early childhood and Children's Savings Accounts can allow access later in life. We have an opportunity to provide the children of Oregon with a strong start towards financial resiliency."Tristin Mock, ND, Executive Director
Oregon Head Start Association
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Children’s Savings Accounts: An Evidence-Based Strategy
A rigorous body of research demonstrates that investing early in our children by providing them with asset-building accounts supports children, their families and their communities. Perhaps most importantly, children from families with low- to moderate-incomes with as little as $500 in college savings are three times more likely to attend a two- to four-year college and four times more likely to graduate.
From early childhood maternal care and early academic success, to post-secondary achievement, to entering the workforce on stronger financial footing — having a savings account makes a big difference. The Oregon Bright Futures Plan offers a potential solution to some of the biggest challenges Oregonians face throughout their lives.
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The Oregon Asset Building Coalition
The Oregon Asset Building Coalition is comprised of organizations with deep connections in many Oregon communities. We focus on state level policy change that will promote financial resilience and the inclusion of under-served communities, communities of color, and rural communities in Oregon’s prosperity.
NP is a statewide nonprofit organization with a 27 year history of achieving impacts throughout Oregon’s communities. We manage the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative, convene the Oregon Asset Building Coalition, and convene the Oregon Housing Alliance.