NYC Kids RISE program distributes $1.5 million since April 2020

Over $1.5 million in emergency disaster relief has been distributed to first-, second- and third-grade families in Queens neighborhoods hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic since April 2020.

The funds were distributed through the Save for College Program, which helps families open scholarship accounts with $100 seed money through NYC Kids RISE, a nonprofit organization with more than 13,000 families participating in the program citywide. Additional funds for the program are donated by other community organizations, businesses and community members. 

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