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Congratulations K2C Summer Virtual ContestScholarship Awardees!


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Summer Virtual Contest. As a special surprise, we awarded every participant that had an active K2C account a $100 scholarship! Over 140 students virtually toured colleges this summer or attended a First Gen workshop, see list of awardees here. We loved seeing student’s dreams come to life as they saw themselves at each campus! Here’s a sample of what we heard:
What interests me about USF is the community. At a young age my mother has loved for me to be involved in my community and in the future this university would be a great fit for my love of my community.”
- R. Barrios, Monroe ES - 
Contest Awardees

Save for College Today with Your Federal Child Tax Credit Payments


Free money could be coming your way! Most families with children are eligible for the monthly Child Tax Credit payments totaling up to $300 per child for kids under the age of 6 and $250 per child ages 6 to 17. (Joint filers with income under $150k and single filers with income under $75k qualify for the full amount which phases out up to incomes of $440k for joint filers and $240k for single filers.) Most families will not need to do anything to get this money – if you filed taxes in 2019 or 2020 or signed up for the stimulus payments using the IRS’s non-filer tool. If you haven’t filed taxes, you can use the IRS non-filer tool to sign up. For more information or to see if you qualify, schedule an appointment with Smart Money Coaching or check out our flyer on the OFE homepage! You can also watch our Facebook Live in English and Spanish where you can learn more about the Child Tax Credit. Once that money hits your account, consider putting some of it away for college to take advantage of this year’s K2C incentives!
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Continuing Development on State CalKids Program and CSAs at a State Level

There has been $1.9B allocated by California, with a combination of federal and state dollars, to fund the universal at birth program known as CalKIDS and to fund seed money for an ongoing college savings initiative entering 1st grade.  This includes a one-time infusion of money for 1-12th graders that will prioritize students who are low-income, connected to foster care, and or who are experiencing homelessness.  Details are being worked on and the program is expected to launch towards the end of next year.  
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OFE Director Position

 

The SF Office of Financial Empowerment, which includes the Kindergarten to College (K2C) program, is hiring our new Director! Are you a visionary leader who is unafraid to tackle the systemic racism of our financial system? Do you have experience managing economic security programs? If so, apply before the 8/27 filing deadline
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