I Can Save

Financial Capability

Financial Capability

I Can Save tests the effects of financial education and matched college savings on low-income elementary school students at one of the SEED National Initiative sites. The study focuses on how financial education and saving affect students’ financial literacy, academic engagement and plans for college. The research will inform development of a school-based college savings and financial education program for all children. Research in I Can Save is a joint effort of CSD and University of Missouri-St. Louis. 

Funding Partners: Center for Social Development, F. B. Heron Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, and University of Missouri Research Board


Principal Investigator

Michael Sherraden

CSD Founding Director,
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor

Project Director

Lissa Johnson

CSD Director of Administration,
Director of Policy Initiatives with Grand Challenges for Social Work