The Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative may help develop citywide programs with high potential to impact children, youth and families. Most recently, those projects have included:
Saint Paul 3-K
The Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative, in partnership with an incredible work group and advisory committee of community members and experts, developed a Blueprint for a citywide “3K” program to provide equitable access to affordable, high-quality preschool for all three- and four-year old children in Saint Paul. The SPCC Board accepted the report in Fall 2017 and called on our organizational partners (City of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Saint Paul Public Schools and CAP/RW) to work together to advance the 3K Blueprint to a more detailed plan for serving our city’s young children.
College Bound Saint Paul
The Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative is currently participating in the effort, led by Mayor Melvin Carter, to develop a citywide College Savings Account program, with the goal of helping families with young children build their financial empowerment, increase their assets, impact multiple generations and leverage other efforts to make post high school education and training a reality for all. The program has been named “College Bound Saint Paul” and current information may be found here.