2021 ISU 4U Promise “Virtual” Mini Conference

On Friday, January 29th, approximately 60 people attended the 6th ISU 4U Promise Mini Conference, held virtually this year. This annual event brings together the stakeholders involved in this university-school-community partnership to deepen connections, gain knowledge about the program, and meaningfully engage with one another. The Mini Conference’s main sessions and direct links are listed below, and the full event can be accessed here.   


  • Dr. Katherine Richardson Bruna (Founding Director and Professor-in-Charge, ISU 4U Promise)
  • Shari Miller (Program Coordinator, ISU 4U Promise)

Updates from the Schools

Community Updates

  • Audri Lu-Uhlken (Community Schools Coordinator, Moulton Elementary)
  • Al Perez (Community Schools Coordinator, King Elementary)

CyMath Kids

  • Dr. Namrata Vaswani (Professor, ISU)
  • Abigail Burnett (Graduate Student, ISU)

Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism, and You: A Book Study

  • Erin Lowe (Elementary Education Major, ISU
  • Kim Bartell (2nd Grade Teacher, Moulton Elementary)
  • Sarah Pentek (Instructional Coach, King Elementary)

2020 ISU 4U Promise Mini Conference

At 2020’s event, held at the Memorial Union, speakers included current ISU 4U Promise students on campus, King and Moulton principals and teachers, representatives from the Community Alliance, parents of ISU 4U Promise students, ISU practicum students who had placements at King or Moulton, and ISU student volunteers and college partnership leaders.

Save the date for next year’s ISU 4U Promise Mini Conference: Friday, January 28, 2022! 

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ISU 4U Promise

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901 Stange Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-1041