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Just over a year ago, Darius Aikens was homeless, couch-surfing from one friend’s place to the next, while trying to keep up with his junior-year classes at Oakland High. It wasn’t easy, but he knew if he kept his grades up and graduated, college was 
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As hundreds of students from Castlemont High in East Oakland filed into the campus auditorium Monday morning for an assembly, they had no idea that an hour later they would head back to class with up to $16,000 each in college scholarships. Outside, city and 
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Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of the San Francisco-based cloud computing company, is expanding its education funding from its home city to Oakland. The foundation will invest $2.5 million into Oakland public schools this year and pour $6 million into San Francisco’s schools, bringing its total 
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    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday that the first year of an ambitious effort to triple the number of low-income college graduates coming out of the city’s public schools has been successful but there’s still a lot of work 
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    College Savings Accounts (CSAs) help foster a college-bound identity in children: One of the driving forces behind interest in CSAs is the potential they have shown for changing the way people think about their futures. The concept of a ‘college-saver identity’ may explain the effects 
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Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs are long-range investments starting at a child’s birth or upon entry into kindergarten but not coming fully to fruition until a child reaches college age. Without clear indications of interim progress over such a long time span, maintaining support for 
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As the price of college continues to escalate, too many low- and moderate-income students are priced out of postsecondary education. For some, the full extent of the price of college is realized too late in their planning process to best leverage all the financial aid resources available to 
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About CFPB Research, Tools, and Resources for Financial Educators An essential part of the mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) is to empower consumers to take more control over their financial lives. Since the Bureau opened its doors in 2011, we 
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