campus partner(s)

Civic Nation






Special Project

award date


project director

Don Yu

Civic Nation

Grant Summary

$10,000 over seven months to Better Make Room, a collaboration between Civic Nation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and the U.S. Department of Education. In 2015, Better Make Room launched its Up Next mobile campaign to provide students and families across the country with personalized information and encouragement to complete important college and financial aid milestones and tasks. Through text messages, students are provided resources and information such as: encouragement for high school seniors to apply to a broad range of colleges and universities and to apply for financial aid; encouragement for college students to take advantage of campus-based advising and support resources and to renew their financial aid; and support for students to make informed decisions about borrowing and repayment of loans.