Commitment to Action

Texting for College Success

Commitment by

iMentor

In 2013, iMentor, with funding from the Citi Foundation and Heckscher Foundation, committed to designing and implementing a text message campaign targeting college-bound students in low-income communities that will provide them with information about matriculation at their chosen college. Beginning in June 2013, 600 students in the iMentor program in New York City will receive a series of text messages for 10 weeks about important college-related tasks and deadlines that will empower them to successfully enroll in and transition to college in Fall 2013. iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.

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Commitment

Texting for College Success

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

1 year

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States of America

Commitment by

iMentor

Partner(s)

Citi Foundation, City University of New York (CUNY), Heckscher Foundation for Children, Goddard Riverside Community Center, Bottom Line, GradNYC, New Settlement Apartments, Urban Assembly