In 2016, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) launched Boston Saves, a Children’s Savings Account program, with the commitment to helping Boston’s children achieve their educational dreams beyond high school. After a three-year pilot, the program is now at scale as of Fall 2019, meaning that every K2 student citywide will henceforth receive a Boston Saves account with an initial deposit of $50. Boston Saves takes a holistic approach to empower families to save and plan for their children’s future. With a focus on both children and parents, Boston Saves tries to address the needs of the whole family unit. It believes this two-generation approach is essential in creating a future-oriented culture focused on college and career readiness, and financial empowerment that ensures all of the city’s children have viable pathways toward economic success.
OWD seeks a qualified consultant for professional evaluation services, including longitudinal surveys, of the outcomes and impacts of Boston Saves.
The Bidders conference call will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 12:00-1:30 PM EDT. The Conference line number is 877-366-0711, Passcode 21039087.