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Highlights Dec. 10-14, 2018: Kindergartners open college savings accounts; Newcomer students receive holiday gifts from volunteers


Highlights for December 10-14, 2018

Kindergartners open college savings accounts

Kindergarten students in the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program at Clarendon Alternative School are learning the value of savings at a young age. Joined by Treasurer José Cisneros and the Japanese Consul General, students will make deposits into their college savings accounts and tour a CitiBank branch. Research shows that students with a college savings account in their name are 3-5 times more likely to attend college than children without an account. The San Francisco Kindergarten to College (K2C) Program is a partnership between the City and SFUSD in which a college savings account with $50 is automatically opened for each SFUSD student entering kindergarten.

WHEN: Thursday, December 13 / 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: CitiBank / 1801 Van Ness Avenue


Newcomer students receive holiday gifts from volunteers

It’s the season of giving and students at Mission Education Center are in for a big treat! Dozens of volunteers, including school staff and individual community members, will surprise 80-100 PreK to 5th grade newcomer students — including families who were affected by recent fires — with toys, jackets and gift cards for the holiday season. The grassroots effort is the result of community members who want to help students feel welcomed in San Francisco and to let them know they have a community cheering for their success.

WHEN: Friday, December 14 / 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mission Educational Center / 1670 Noe Street

Page updated on 12/10/18