Communication

We know that there are many competing demands for time and attention, so we make information delivery efficient and easy to access using a variety of methods:

  • IP Picks - a bi-weekly bulletin that includes timely information about important deadlines and reminders, campus events, and ways to get involved (looking for a previous IP Picks?  Find it in our archives (linked)
  • Illinois Promise Newsletter -- once every fall and spring, we send out a newsletter highlighting our many events; telling the stories of current students and alumni; and providing updates on future opportunities and plans.  Find previous editions in our archives (linked)
  • Mentor Newsletters -- each semester our mentor newsletter goes out to participants in our first-year mentoring program (both mentors and mentees)
  • Annual Report -- a snapshot of our Illinois Promise community by year, including academic, demographic, and other useful data, plus student and donor testimonials.  Find previous reports in our archives (linked)
  • “We’re The Promise” podcast -- a podcast series featuring campus guests, information sharing, and scholar testimonials
  • Lightboard modules -- video tutorials on all-things I-Promise:  from program information to figuring out housing to how to get involved in research, these modules can be watched, and re-watched, again and again
  • Social Media -- follow us on Instagram and Facebook
  • Coaching messages -- emails directly from your Promise Coach that offer up words of encouragement, important reminders, and much more