Case Study Highlight: Let’s Get Ready

Case Study Highlight: Let’s Get Ready

Tis the season of giving and being thankful. This week, we’re thankful for Let’s Get Ready and the work they do to help under-served high school students prepare for college. Let’s Get Ready uses Signal Vine’s text messaging platform to reach students, relay information, and provide support while maintaining a personalized, one-on-one feel. Victoria Hulit, […]

Changing a Cultural Phenomenon in Rural America

Changing a Cultural Phenomenon in Rural America

When it comes to improving college access, we tend to focus on the obvious barriers (like financial costs) that prevent high school students from achieving postsecondary success. But what do we do when a student’s main barrier to a college education is the culture surrounding them? A recent article from The Atlantic explores what happens […]

Case Study Highlight: The Urban Assembly

Case Study Highlight: The Urban Assembly

The Urban Assembly is a nonprofit organization that empowers underserved youth by providing them with the skills necessary for postsecondary success. The Urban Assembly texts all of their high school graduates who are mostly low-income, first-generation students of color. The Urban Assembly wanted a cost-effective, scalable way to support its 1,000 high school graduates each […]

Case Study: College OPTIONS

Case Study: College OPTIONS

If you’re reading this, you likely already know that texting is a powerful tool for student engagement. But what about parent engagement? It turns out that texting is just as effective, if not more so, with parents. The College OPTIONS program measured the impact of their texting program with parents. Read on to learn about the […]

Last Chance: Register for Tomorrow’s Texting Webinar

Last Chance: Register for Tomorrow’s Texting Webinar

Don’t miss out! We’re co-hosting a webinar with Owens Community College tomorrow at 2pm EST. Register now! In the webinar, we’ll share best practices for texting in every stage of the admissions funnel. Meghan Schmidbauer at Owens Community College will dive into their story of texting success and share their model for texting. Space is limited so […]

Health Education by Text Message: Results from Peer Health Exchange

Health Education by Text Message: Results from Peer Health Exchange

By now, you know that text messaging is a powerful way to reach students. Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is one of the latest organizations to experience the increased engagement of a text messaging program. PHE is a nonprofit organization committed to providing quality health education to students at high-need schools. Lisa Flynn and Anthony Sawyer from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School […]

Read Summer Search’s “Texting for Success” Story

Read Summer Search’s “Texting for Success” Story

Summer Search recently wrote a blog post on their website about their texting pilot program  on their website. Check it out! Summer Search uses Signal Vine’s text messaging platform to help Bay Area students take timely action on important program milestones. Students receive personalized text messages that help them complete tasks such as registering for the SAT, […]

#TextingTuesdays: College Possible Testimonial

#TextingTuesdays: College Possible Testimonial

In this video spotlight, Nankya Senungi from College Possible shares her experiences using Signal Vine’s texting platform. College Possible initially used the Signal Vine platform to combat summer melt and increase their connections with students. Today, College Possible texts with 5,000 students that are enrolled in college. Nankya shares her program’s motivation for using texting, the […]

Let’s Talk About Text: University of New Mexico

Let’s Talk About Text: University of New Mexico

Corine Gonzales at the University of New Mexico shares details about UNM’s texting program with first-year students. Why did University of New Mexico decide on texting? Staff at UNM realized that they weren’t getting good response rates from the many phone calls and emails they were sending. Corine’s team decided to send personalized, data-driven text messages as […]

Let’s Talk About Text: Youngstown State University

Let’s Talk About Text: Youngstown State University

Last week, we spoke with Millie Rodriguez in the Distance Education Program at Youngstown State University. She’s been using Signal Vine’s platform since February to text students in all stages of the student lifecycle. Read our Q&A with YSU to learn more. How has texting impacted the student-staff relationship? We are able to answer questions quickly and the student feedback […]