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Building the Next Great Generation Starts With Financial Literacy

“I can’t adult today.” It’s a standard funny line, and it’s funny because it’s so true. Young people have no problem standing up and taking care of themselves. They are creative, talented and adventurous. But financial life skills are often lacking from their education. Parents sometimes share their knowledge, but in families of lower economic

First-Generation College Students Face Big Obstacles – Which is Why They Need Our Support

“First-generation college student.” These are words that make family members puff up with pride. They made it – both as an individual and as a family. There’s a lot of pressure on these students. A lot of hopes and dreams are riding on them, and not just their own. Support our “Girls on the Rise”

Why Micro-grants to Young Women in Need Matter

Imagine trying to support a family of four on $25,000 – or less. That’s the current poverty threshold. Growing up under those constraints spurs many young women to vow that their future will be different. And they know that the first step toward that future is a college degree. The second step is picking that

College Finances Hit Young Women Harder Than Men – And Has Lifelong Consequences

Did you know? More young women than young men drop out of college for financial reasons. Young women also feel less prepared to manage their overall finances than do young men. This financial uncertainty has lifelong consequences. Support our “Girls on the Rise” with a donation today! Financial challenges face every college student, even those

Congratulations to Our ‘MyCollegeCosts’ Challenge Winners

Did you know? 74% of students can’t afford the important costs of college. This past October we brought you a big announcement: the 1,000 Dreams Fund was teaming up with Charles Schwab to launch MyCollegeCosts, a new challenge seeking to fund the “hidden costs of college” for young women in America. The response was overwhelming. We received over

Meet Our 10 ‘MyCollegeCosts’ Finalists!

Thanks to everyone who entered our MyCollegeCosts Challenge! We received over 500 amazing entries! The 1,000 Dreams Fund is THRILLED to announce our ten MyCollegeCosts finalists: Rapulu Okolo, Sara Venier, Angie Sempertegui, Brie Turner, India McCoy, Chanel Mahop, Kristin Birkhoff, Brittany Reaves, Andrea Duarte and Miribel Tran!! Today also kicks off our week-long public vote