Researcher Ben Castleman is proud to partner with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room campaign to design and implement Up Next, a national mobile messaging campaign that provides youth across the country with important information and reminders about college, financial aid, and loan repayment. This builds on years of large-scale text messaging campaigns that we have conducted.
In partnership with the Common Application and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, our researchers and affiliates designed a text messaging campaign to encourage high school and college students to apply for financial aid. The campaign reached almost 500,000 lower-income, first-generation college students across the country in early 2016, and in Fall 2016 will reach over 500,000 additional students.
Researchers Ben Castleman and Jen Doleac are partnering with Edovo, an educational technology company, to design, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to improve prisoners’ employment prospects and the overall stability of their transition back into society.