By CALmatters PUBLISHED: January 21, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 21, 2019 at 6:00 am By Felicia Mello | CALmatters Emelyn Jerónimo is only 12 years old, but she already has $3,000 saved towards college. Socked away by her mother in chunks of $100 or less since Jerónimo was in kindergarten, the money may not seem like much, but it’s helped fuel the San Francisco sixth-grader’s dreams of becoming a pediatrician. Jerónimo’s nest egg is part of a first-of-its-kind program that automatically sets up college savings accounts for every kindergartner in San Francisco’s public schools, each seeded with $50 from the city treasury. And if Gov. Gavin Newsom gets his way, the model could soon roll out to other cities across California. Newsom launched Kindergarten to College as mayor of San Francisco in 2010, and last week proposed spending $50 million on similar pilot projects around the state as part of what he’s calling a … [Read more...] about San Francisco gives kindergartners free money for college. Could it work statewide?
Set up college fund for child
POLITICS 12/03/2018 10:30 am ET Updated 28 minutes ago It's not a coincidence that most people who are elected to public office are incredibly wealthy. By Amanda Terkel Many of the lawmakers walking the gilded halls of Congress are, financially, far better off than the constituents they represent. Millionaires comprise nearly 40 percent of Congress, compared to being just 4 percent of the U.S. population. This lopsided representation is not just some coincidence. Rich people have a significant advantage running for office in a political system that relies on private donations. Rich people have rich friends who can donate to their campaign. They have the resources to make sure everything is taken care of in their personal life so that they can focus all their attention on running for office. And they can fund their own campaign and not worry about spending all their time raising money. “The notion of being able to just write a check for that much … [Read more...] about Running For Office Is Really Hard If You’re Not A Millionaire
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Thursday that it would pay financial reparations to victims of clergy sex abuse, even from years ago. The Independent Reconciliation and Reparations effort will be funded by the archdiocese, which said it was not sure how much money would be required but that the financial commitment was "significant." The archdiocese also announced the creation of an independent commission to review church policies, led by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell. Archbishop Charles Chaput made the announcement in his weekly column Thursday. The dioceses of Harrisburg, Scranton and Allentown also announced similar programs Thursday; the Erie Diocese said it would set up a fund, but it didn't disclose any details. Jason Coffman speaks to the media after finding out his son Cody Coffman was among those shot and killed inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. “This is so hard,” he said tearfully. (Published … [Read more...] about Pa. Dioceses Outline Child Sex Abuse Victim Funds
REVERE — In her three-bedroom duplex with a sloping backyard overlooking the rolling hills of the neighborhood, Patricia Carbajal thought about the life she’d worked so hard to build and everything that was now at risk. Curled up in her bed was her 4-year-old daughter, Camila, who wanted to snuggle. Downstairs was the television that Patricia wanted to be near. She was anxiously awaiting word on whether the Trump administration would cancel the program that has allowed her to live and work in the United States — a status given to her and tens of thousands of other Honduran immigrants nearly two decades ago, regardless of whether they had come to the United States legally.“You want to go downstairs and watch the news with mommy?” Patricia asked. “Vamos a cocinar. I have to cook.”What she really had to do was listen to the news. And so, curled up for a few minutes more with Camila, she strained to hear the Univision report on the TV downstairs.So … [Read more...] about After 19 years, the US has become home. But for how much longer?
HAMIRPUR: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday inaugurated Dr Radhakrishnan Government Medical College here, which will start operating from this academic year. Union Health Minister J.P Nadda was also present. Thakur also performed online foundation of its upcoming college campus with a facility of 250-bed hospital in Thai village, some eight km from here. The college building would come up with an outlay of Rs 206 crore, while Rs 1.91 crore would be spent on its residential block. The medical college will admit the first batch of 100 students from this academic year and it will operate from the Regional Hospital here, a government spokesperson told IANS. Later, the college would be shifted to the upcoming campus. Now, six medical colleges have become functional in the state with each college having admission capacity of 100 students. A state cabinet meeting, chaired by the Chief Minister, earlier this week had decided to restrict the quota of NRI seats … [Read more...] about Himachal CM inaugurates Radhakrishnan Medical College