Let’s Talk About Text: LOSFA

Let’s Talk About Text: LOSFA

We spoke with Gus Wales, Director of Public Information and Communications for the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA). Learn how LOSFA is text messaging high school and college students across the state to promote college access in this week’s Q&A. Please explain your program.  The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) administers all Louisiana State Scholarship […]

Let’s Talk About Text: CollegeCommunityCareer

Let’s Talk About Text: CollegeCommunityCareer

This week, we spoke with Kathy Rose at CollegeCommunityCareer about using texting with high school and college students. CollegeCommunityCareer helps low-income, first-generation high school students enroll in a four-year college and graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Read the Q&A below! What was the problem or challenge that led you to seek a texting solution? Using personal employees’ phones. […]

Let’s Talk About Text: Steps to Success

Let’s Talk About Text: Steps to Success

This week, Steps to Success shares the background and results of their texting program with Signal Vine. Steps to Success, a college access organization located in Massachusetts, texts students who are currently enrolled in college or plan to enroll. What’s the mission/purpose of your organization/department? Building upon the aspirations and skills of the young people we […]

Let’s Talk About Text: Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Let’s Talk About Text: Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a non-profit organization that equips high-achieving underrepresented minorities with a winning professional playbook, one-on-one coaching and door-opening relationships that accelerate their career paths from college to MBA to senior leadership. MLT uses Signal Vine to facilitate engagement with participants, provide program updates and guidance, as well as to track […]

Let’s Talk About Text: KIPP Through College New Jersey

Let’s Talk About Text: KIPP Through College New Jersey

Over the past six months, KIPP Through College New Jersey has used Signal Vine to provide their alumni with tools and resources for a successful postsecondary education. Jessica Gersh, the Director of College Persistence, shared the program’s successes with us this week. Read her Q&A to learn more about KIPP’s texting program. How do you use text messaging with your KIPP […]

Join uAspire’s Marathon of Giving

Join uAspire’s Marathon of Giving

Signal Vine and uAspire have partnered since the summer of 2012 to support high school students in their transition to college. This year, uAspire is participating in Silicon Valley Gives, an annual 24-hour marathon of giving. Their goal is to raise $40,000 to support Bay Area students through text messaging. The money will help more than one thousand high school seniors get to college – […]

Let’s Talk About Text: Brigham Young University

Let’s Talk About Text: Brigham Young University

Course registration, exams, financial aid, making friends – these are intimidating topics first-year students face when they arrive on campus each fall. That’s why orientation and first-year programs are so important. These programs can be really effective at guiding new students through unfamiliar processes and connecting them to the people and resources they need to succeed at their new school. We reached […]

Let’s Talk About Text: Commit! Partnership

Let’s Talk About Text: Commit! Partnership

This week, we spoke with Sagar Desai of Dallas County’s Commit! Partnership to learn more about the highs and lows of communicating with students. Sagar and his team use texting to connect students with the counselors and resources they need to successfully enroll in college. Read the Q&A to learn more about their texting program. What is the Commit! Partnership? […]

NCAN Uses Texting to Beat Summer Melt

NCAN Uses Texting to Beat Summer Melt

This summer, the National College Access Network (NCAN) and its member organizations used Signal Vine to support their students’ transition from high school to college and beat summer melt. The summer intervention was based on the behavioral economics research by Drs. Benjamin Castleman and Lindsay Page. The research showed an 11% increase in matriculation as a result of sending […]

4 Tips for Writing Engaging Texts

4 Tips for Writing Engaging Texts

Write Engaging Text Messages Changing a single word in a text message can double your response rate – or cut it in half, if done incorrectly. Use the following four keys to write engaging text messages that will nudge students to take action on important tasks. It’s a lot to fit into 160 characters, but we’re to help if […]