Corazón Healdsburg is thrilled to have been awarded a $110K grant from the California Student Aid Commission Every Kid Counts College Savings Program. The grant will be issued over the course of three years and used to expand Corazón’s Kinder2College program, a program that encourages low-income students to begin saving for college. The existing program, which currently serves families in Healdsburg elementary schools will be expanded to include three additional Sonoma County school districts: Geyserville, West Side, and Alexander Valley.
“Research shows that low and moderate income households with less than $500 savings for college are three times more likely to enroll and four times more likely to graduate from college than those who do not have savings. At Corazón, we aim to provide equal opportunities for all community members by breaking cycles of poverty – and what better way than to plant the seed for higher education by beginning the conversation with those in kindergarten.” —Ariel Kelley, Corazón CEO