Wes Moore

Former Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hood

When COVID-19 hit NYC neighborhoods severely impacting many households in Queens, Robin Hood stepped up to provide more than $1M in emergency cash relief for families in geographic School District 30 through NYC Kids RISE. NYC Kids RISE teamed up with its 39 school partners to distribute these funds. This collaboration underscored the importance of the Save for College Program infrastructure and the ways in which connections within and across communities—these networks of mutual support—form the foundation of neighborhood resiliency and recovery. Here Wes Moore, former CEO of Robin Hood, talks about the success of the Save for College Program pilot and the promise of the Program as a citywide platform for universal wealth building and tool in the fight against the racial wealth gap.

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