Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion

  1. "It's a generosity loop": Perceptions of Field Gleaning as Anti-Hunger Volunteerism

    Citation

    Dennis, M. K., Scanlon, E., & Sellon, A. (in review). "It's a generosity loop": Perceptions of Field Gleaning as Anti-Hunger Volunteerism. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

    Authors

    Dennis, M. K., Scanlon, Edward, Sellon, A.

    Poverty Journal Article Year 2015

  2. Economic conditions and child maltreatment: Toward an agenda for social work

    Citation

    Conrad-Hiebner, A., & Scanlon, E. (2015). Economic conditions and child maltreatment: Toward an agenda for social work. Families in Society.

    Authors

    Conrad-Hiebner, Aislinn, Scanlon, Edward

    Poverty Journal Article Year 2015

  3. Educational and Financial Institutions Partnering to Implement CSAs

    Citation

    Friedline, T., Scanlon, E., Johnson, T., & Elliott W. (accepted). Educational and Financial Institutions Partnering to Implement CSAs: Evaluation of Financial Partners' Perspectives from the 2011 GEAR UP Invitational Priority. Journal of Community Practice

    Authors

    Friedline, Terri, Scanlon, Edward, Johnson, Toni

    Children's Savings Account Journal Article Year 2015

  4. From Helena to Harlem: Barriers to saving at two SEED sites

    Citation

    Wittman, L., & Scanlon, E. (in press). From Helena to Harlem: Barriers to saving at two SEED sites. Journal of Community Practice.

    Authors

    Wittman, LeAnn, Scanlon, Edward

    Children's Savings Account Journal Article Year 2015

  5. Evaluation of the 2011 GEAR UP Priority: Lessons Learned About Integrating CSAs within GEAR UP

    The federally funded Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) is one of the most widely known U.S. programs which attempts to increase college enrollment and completion rates among disadvantaged students. GEAR UP has three main aims specifically targeted toward disadvantaged students historically underrepresented in higher education: (1) to increase academic performance and preparation for higher education, (2) to increase the rates of high school graduation and participation in higher education, and (3) to increase students’ and families’ knowledge of higher education options, including academic preparation and financing.

    In 2011, an invitational priority was announced by the Department of Education (DOE) that encouraged grant applicants to include financial access and Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) in their programming for students and their families. In a September press release, DOE announced 66 new GEAR UP grantees from the 2011 application cycle. Nineteen grantees were state entities and 47 were community-education partnerships.

    In 2012, researchers from the Assets and Education Initiative (AEDI) at the University of Kansas launched a multi-method evaluation of 2011 GEAR UP grantees who accepted the invitational priority. AEDI combed through the GEAR UP applications and identified 33 grantees that explicitly stated in their abstracts the intention to open CSAs and/or teach financial education to students and their families. Among these 33 grantees, 25 programs completed AEDI’s initial survey. AEDI selected five programs to participate in a follow-up survey and in-depth interviews and focus groups during on-site visits. The study aimed to answer four primary research questions: (1) How well prepared do GEAR UP programs perceive themselves to be for planning and implementing CSAs? (2) What steps have GEAR UP programs taken to plan and implement CSAs? (3) What obstacles have GEAR UP programs encountered? and (4) What strategies have GEAR UP programs used to overcome obstacles that they encountered?

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    Authors

    Friedline, Terri, Scanlon, Edward, Johnson, Toni, Lewis, Melinda

    Children's Savings Account Report Year 2013