2012 Assets Learning Conference

Piggy Banks and the Public Sector

September 21, 2012  11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Room: Maryland B

The concept of Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) is beginning to gain real traction in the public sector. In recent years, the vast majority of emerging children’s savings programs have included one or more public entities – such as partnerships with school districts, city or county governments, Head Start centers, or other federal programs. In this session, experts will share their experiences in advancing children’s savings initiatives, both legislatively and through agency or administrative partnerships, and describe recent breakthroughs at the local, state and federal levels. Attendees will leave the session with ideas they can take home and start using to connect with agency heads, legislators, child-serving programs, educational entities and others to advance children’s savings strategies.


  • Don Baylor, Center for Public Policy Priorities
  • Reid Cramer, New America Foundation
  • Leigh Tivol, CFED (Moderator)
 This session is sponsored by Child and Family Savings sponsor, W.K. Kellogg Foundation.