We are committed to ensuring that every child in the Glendale Unified School District receives the tools they need to achieve their aspirational goals. Since 2019, the district has received two grants totaling nearly $550,000 from the California Student Aid Commission to fund programs that incentivize families with children to open and maintain college savings accounts. Glendale Unified was the first school district in the state to receive funding for this program.
In Spring 2020, Glendale Unified launched the “College Success Fund” by opening a college savings account for each of the district’s 2,000 first grade students and depositing the first 50 dollars into each account. Since then, the program has continued to grow with support from the Every Kid Counts grant and private donations.
Glendale Unified Board of Education President Nayiri Nahabedian, Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, and Glendale Area Schools Credit Union CEO Wesley Walton share messages for families as we celebrate the third year of our College Success Fund!
Each spring, every Glendale Unified first grade family receives an email from Vistashare with instructions on how to access your child's account. You can also watch the following short video from our partner Dr. Ed Kashadourian from Opportunity to Assets for more information.
Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website for tips and activities to help your children's money skills, habits and attitudes grow.