An EIF mobile unit, fitted with computer technology, internet capabilities, and expert advisers, will travel communities to give students, parents, and community members the opportunity to complete post secondary and financial aid applications, create resumes, explore careers, register for the ACT/SAT, and receive answers to their post secondary education questions and concerns.
By making EIF services more convenient and accessible to the public, EIF will expand its reach and serve more students across a larger geographic area. Expanding EIF with the Mobile EIF initiative has the potential to evolve into an enduring national campaign. Taking EIF on the road promotes higher education in North Texas and will give EIF the opportunity to assist students in lower income communities who may otherwise lack access to the types of resources that EIF provides.
The long-term goal of Mobile EIF is to expand the geographic footprint of the EIF program and increase the number of traditionally underserved young people attending and graduating from postsecondary education institutions and enjoying rewarding careers. In addition, the program will provide more general community outreach services, linking residents to essential social services, organizations, and knowledge base within the local area.