City program announced in LIC lets public school parents help save for college education

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program has announced that savings of up to $100 will be matched for participating first-grade families. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza joined students, parents, faculty and elected officials last week for the first Building Block Party to celebrate the savings match. The gathering at P.S. 76 in Long Island […]

Blackstone COO Jonathan Gray On Giving To Education, Cancer Research

Jonathan Gray has had a good 2018: in February, the former head of Blackstone’s $119 billion (assets) real estate division was promoted to chief operating officer and president, 26 years after he started at the private equity giant.  But his accomplishments are not only in business; Gray is also making his mark in philanthropy. He […]

NYC Kids RISE Celebrates a Successful First Year

A kindergarten class at P.S. 111 in Long Island City is still working on the alphabet, but the city already is making sure each of the 4- and 5-year-olds can have a college savings account.