SSW Faculty Receive Funding to Evaluate a Feasibility Study of College Savings Programs in Baltimore City
The SSW has received funding from Junior Achievement of Maryland to collaborate on a research study assessing the feasibility for new ideas for developing college savings programs within Baltimore City schools. In addition to the UM SSW, Junior Achievement has also partnered with the Maryland CASH Campaign, and together the three organizations will assess strengths and barriers to establish a college savings intervention program at middle grades in Baltimore City. The study will reveal opportunities and threats presented by the environment, the resources necessary to carry through, and ultimately the prospects for success and replication. This feasibility study will take place through Spring 2014 and will be led by Drs. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Christine Callahan of the School's Financial Social Work Initiative.