Boston Saves, the city’s new children’s savings account program, held the first of five welcome events for families of K2 kindergartners last night at Conley Elementary School in Roslindale. At the event, children learned basic money skills through educational games, while their
The pilot version of Boston Saves, the city’s new children’s savings account (CSA) program, rolled out eye-level with its beneficiary audience – kindergarteners – in early November to teach them about saving money. At Roosevelt K-8 School in Hyde Park, Miss Money and the Coins
When they walk into Maria Chavez’s Boston Housing Authority (BHA) office, many public housing residents come fatigued by the challenges of poverty, stress, and the uphill battle to improve their situation. Maria embraces them – anyone who enters her office,
Communities across the United States have started launching children’s savings account (CSA) programs to help families save for their children’s college futures. But Boston’s CSA program, whose pilot is set to launch in Fall 2016, stands out in an important
The Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE), a division of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, recently launched a first-of-its-kind credit-building program for young adults ages 18-28. Over the course of a year, the program aims to introduce young people to the
Mayor Walsh has announced five Boston Public Schools that will participate in the pilot of the city’s new Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program. In Fall 2016, kindergarteners at Harvard/Kent Elementary School, James Otis Elementary School, McKay K-8 School, Franklin D.
The Office of Financial Empowerment’s Boston Tax Help Coalition prepares and files taxes for eligible individuals and families for free. If you worked in 2015 and earned less than $54,000, you may be eligible. Last week NECN visited our tax
The first Boston Youth Bank Day on July 27 was a huge success! Hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment and the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, Youth Bank Day 2015 sought to connect Boston summer youth employees