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  • Assets and Education | Assets and Education Initiative
    Research Assistants CSAs Biannual Report Transforming Wealth Briefs GEAR UP Canada Canadian US Report Kansas Information Sheets College Debt Wealth Transfers Harnessing Assets Income Asset Shocks Financial Inclusion Overview Multimedia Research Briefs News Policies Search Search form Search Next Next Next Next News Stories in the Spotlight July 19 2014 National Journal by Sophie Quinton A College Savings Account for Every Child Click here to read the article June 10 2014 The Hill by Matt Cartwright and Melinda Lewis Smart Way to Save for College Click here to read the article June 10 2014 AP by Carolyn Thompson U S Wealth Gap Wides Because of 1 Trillion Student Loan Debt Click here to read the article To learn more about the college saver identity read Can a College Saver Identity Help Resolve the College Expectation Attainment Paradox Speech at CFED s 2014 CSA Conference on the College Saver Identity Dr William Elliott To watch click here Note The screen will look blank scroll to bottom and click on the play button Feature Report To read the executive summary click here The full report can be accessed by clicking on the picture Canada Education Savings Report To read a shorter brief on the report click here To access the full report click on the picture Why KU One of 34 U S public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars more than all other Kansas colleges combined Nearly 290 million in financial aid annually 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs U S News World Report 46 nationally ranked graduate programs U S News World Report Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection ALA 260 5 million in externally funded research expenditures 23rd nationwide for service to veterans Best for Vets Military

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  • | Assets and Education Initiative | Assets and Education Initiative
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  • Please log in | Assets and Education Initiative
    Faculty Associates Post Doc Research Associates Research Assistants CSAs Biannual Report Transforming Wealth Briefs GEAR UP Canada Canadian US Report Kansas Information Sheets College Debt Wealth Transfers Harnessing Assets Income Asset Shocks Financial Inclusion Overview Multimedia Research Briefs News Policies Menu Home About Overview Policy Director Faculty Associates Post Doc Research Associates Research Assistants CSAs Biannual Report Transforming Wealth Briefs GEAR UP Canada Canadian US Report Kansas Information Sheets College Debt Wealth Transfers Harnessing Assets Income Asset Shocks Financial Inclusion Overview Multimedia Research Briefs News Policies Search Search form Search Home Please log in to view this page Log in with your KU online ID Log in for non KU users who have been invited to this page Feature Report To read the executive summary click here The full report can be accessed by clicking on the picture Canada Education Savings Report To read a shorter brief on the report click here To access the full report click on the picture Why KU One of 34 U S public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars more than all other Kansas colleges combined Nearly 290 million in financial aid annually 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs U S News World Report 46 nationally ranked graduate programs U S News World Report Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection ALA 260 5 million in externally funded research expenditures 23rd nationwide for service to veterans Best for Vets Military Times The KU Difference Become a Jayhawk Apply Now Far Above The Campaign for Kansas Give to KU News October 08 2014 KU to honor 44 seniors from Anderson and Franklin county high schools October 08 2014 Book reveals more complicated picture of nostalgic WWII Hollywood Canteen nightclub October 08 2014 Researcher BBC

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  • About | Assets and Education Initiative
    rigorous research related to assets and education implement a strategy for collaboration among researchers and implement a strategic communication plan to build public momentum around improving the economic well being of low income and minority children Director of AEDI William Elliott III Ph D 309 Twente Hall Phone 785 864 2283 welliott ku edu Bio Dr William Elliott III is an associate professor at the University of Kansas KU and founder of the Assets and Education Initiative AEDI an Office in KU s School of Social Welfare He also serves as a faculty associate for the Center for Social Development and he is a Senior Research Fellow for New America Foundation s Asset Building Program He is also a member of the advisory board for the initiative to develop a Human Needs Index at the Center on Philanthropy Indiana University Dr Elliott is a leading researcher in the field of children s savings and college matriculation and success He has written extensively on the relationship between assets and children s educational outcomes Numerous news and media outlets such as the US News The Washington Monthly The Washington Post Money Happiness CBS s MoneyWatch com San Francisco Chronicle and others have featured his work Recently the Federal Reserve in St Louis highlighted his work on college matriculation and student debt in their Annual Report Further his research has served as the impetus for Children s Savings Account CSA programs and policies across the U S such as Kindergarten to College K2C in San Francisco College Savings Accounts in Cuyahoga County Ohio and the American Dream Accounts Act recently introduced into Congress Curriculum Vitae Feature Report To read the executive summary click here The full report can be accessed by clicking on the picture Canada Education Savings Report To read a shorter

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  • Policy Director | Assets and Education Initiative
    advocates and policymakers to advance programs and policies that build on AEDI s body of evidence Melinda Lewis 312 Twente Hall Phone 785 864 1047 mlewis ku edu Bio Melinda Lewis LMSW received her Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St Louis MO She worked as a nonprofit policy advocate grassroots organizer and community researcher for several years and is now an Associate Professor of the Practice in the School of Social Welfare teaching social policy and community practice courses at the University of Kansas She is the Policy Director for the Assets and Education Initiative advancing policy based on research into the role of assets in addressing educational inequities She also brings her more than a decade of policy analysis applied research and advocacy experience to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Kansas through her consulting practice where her work focuses on advocacy capacity building for social service organizations advocacy evaluation and strategies to integrate advocacy into direct services She also serves as a public policy consultant to nonprofit organizations in the areas of immigrant rights anti poverty economic equity and human services monitoring legislative developments and advising nonprofit executives in advocacy strategies and messaging She also blogs actively about nonprofit organizations and advocacy issues at www melindaklewis com and can be found on Twitter melindaklewis Her areas of scholarly interest and practice include poverty and economic inequality asset based financial aid social change strategies for effective policy advocacy by nonprofit organizations advocacy evaluation and advocacy capacity building for individuals and social service organizations Resume Feature Report To read the executive summary click here The full report can be accessed by clicking on the picture Canada Education Savings Report To read a shorter brief on the report click here To access the full report click on

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  • Faculty Associates | Assets and Education Initiative
    he is a member of an evaluation team for a GEAR UP grant awarded to the University of Kansas and a Senior Technical Advisor for a U S Department of Treasury grant accessing financial capability outcomes of children Combined his work on these projects provides him with a wide variety of knowledge about CDAs scholarship programs and college success Curriculum Vitae Terri Friedline Ph D Assistant Professor 307 Twente Hall Phone 785 864 2267 tfriedline ku edu Bio Terri Friedline is a Research Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington DC She also holds an MSW and Ph D from the University of Pittsburgh Her BSW is from Messiah College Ms Friedline s research focuses on interventions and related theories for improving children s life outcomes particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds Along these lines Ms Friedline s work explores how children come to have savings accounts and whether their continued savings leads to improved long term financial and educational outcomes Her current research examines these relationships by employing advanced quantitative methods with longitudinal secondary data Ms Friedline also collaborates with the U S Department of Education on its national GEAR UP initiative that aims to improve college attendance and graduation rates for children from disadvantaged backgrounds As part of this collaboration she is working to analyze data from GEAR UP initiatives nationwide and to consult on how future GEAR UP initiatives might incorporate and design children s savings interventions Curriculum Vitae Toni K Johnson Ph D Associate Professor 304 Twente Hall Phone 785 864 3825 tkjohns ku edu Bio Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Professor Johnson came to KU from the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Masters of Science in Social Work degree 1990 and a doctorate in Social Work 2005 Toni has over 15 years experience teaching in higher education and over 20 years experience providing direct mental health services to women children and families in a variety of clinical settings Her professional and research interests include a focus on children s mental health and families at risk for negative outcomes especially the children and families of prisoners She has led several research studies and co authored publications and reports related to intervention services for at risk families Curriculum Vitae Johnny S Kim Ph D LICSW Associate Professor 303 Twente Hall Phone 785 864 2647 jkim ku edu Bio Dr Johnny S Kim is an Associate Professor at the University of Denver Dr Kim received his Master s degree in social work from Boston College Ph D in social work from the University of Texas at Austin and was a Council on Social Work Education Minority Clinical Fellow His teaching areas include clinical social work practice and Solution Focused Brief Therapy Dr Kim s research areas focus on evaluating school based interventions solution focused brief therapy quantitative research methods and asset building Prior to his doctoral studies Dr Kim worked as a school counselor and case manger

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  • Post Doc (2012 - 2013) | Assets and Education Initiative
    Canadian US Report Kansas Information Sheets College Debt Wealth Transfers Harnessing Assets Income Asset Shocks Financial Inclusion Overview Multimedia Research Briefs News Policies Search Search form Search Home About Post Doc Post Doc 2012 2013 Ilsung Nam Post Doc University of Kansas email iln ku edu Bio Ilsung Nam received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh PA He is interested in research on individuals with complicated grief and bereavement related depression His primary focus in this area is on the development implementation and evaluation of psychosocial treatment methodologies to improve the care of people with these conditions He is also interested in the socioeconomic factors to include assets that contribute to psychosocial outcomes among people who lose a loved one and how the elucidation of these factors can serve to aid preventive efforts Ilsung holds a broad interest in social work education about death and dying issues as they relate to the provision of care for persons with complicated grief Further he has co authored a number of papers on research related to assets and children s educational outcomes Curriculum Vitae Feature Report To read the executive summary click here The full report can be accessed by clicking on the picture Canada Education Savings Report To read a shorter brief on the report click here To access the full report click on the picture Why KU One of 34 U S public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars more than all other Kansas colleges combined Nearly 290 million in financial aid annually 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs U S News World Report 46 nationally ranked graduate programs U S News World Report Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection ALA 260 5 million in externally funded research

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  • Research Associates | Assets and Education Initiative
    Policy Director Faculty Associates Post Doc Research Associates Research Assistants CSAs Biannual Report Transforming Wealth Briefs GEAR UP Canada Canadian US Report Kansas Information Sheets College Debt Wealth Transfers Harnessing Assets Income Asset Shocks Financial Inclusion Overview Multimedia Research Briefs News Policies Search Search form Search Home About Research Associates Research Associates Hyun a Song PhD student University of Pittsburgh email has74 pitt edu Bio Hyun a Song MSW is currently a doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh Ms Song received her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St Louis Missouri After receiving her MSW she worked for immigrant children in Saint Louis Her primary research interest is the financial and socio psychological effects of household assets such as homeownership and savings on educational outcomes among low income and racial ethnic minority youth and families including immigrant populations Ms Song is a licensed social worker and kindergarten teacher in South Korea Curriculum Vitae Feature Report To read the executive summary click here The full report can be accessed by clicking on the picture Canada Education Savings Report To read a shorter brief on the report click here To access the full report click on the picture Why KU One of 34 U S public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars more than all other Kansas colleges combined Nearly 290 million in financial aid annually 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs U S News World Report 46 nationally ranked graduate programs U S News World Report Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection ALA 260 5 million in externally funded research expenditures 23rd nationwide for service to veterans Best for Vets Military Times The KU Difference Become a Jayhawk Apply Now

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