ASPIRA in Action: Mentoring, Empowering and Investing in Latino Youth

ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois is a Puerto Rican non-profit organization committed to the self-determination of Latino and other underserved youth through educational opportunity, leadership development, and cultural awareness. In the City of Chicago, many young people of color lack the support and funding that create pathways toward opportunity. ASPIRA […]

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New federal investments help expand, study school-based peer mentoring

For nearly 40 years, the Center for Supportive Schools (CSS) has worked to create caring, vibrant school communities by activating the schools’ most underutilized and powerful resource: the students themselves. Substantial investments from two federal agencies will help CSS bring our evidence-based strategy of peer mentoring to over […]

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Margo Ross, Managing Director of Communications & Development for Center for Supportive Schools
October 31st, 2017
Posted In: Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership

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New Partnership with Million Women Mentors Increases Opportunities for Women in STEM

Today, 80% of the fastest-growing occupations require Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills. It is tempting to immediately suggest that all students should start learning computer coding or perhaps advanced calculus, or how to work alongside artificial intelligence. However, the education sector has been learning that hard […]

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Erin White and Ashley Szofer, STEMconnector
October 30th, 2017
Posted In: Awareness, Education, In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership

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In Real Life Blog Series: Growing through Mentoring from the ‘STEM’ Up

Mentoring and education go hand in hand. This October, we will be sharing stories that highlight the power of mentoring to prepare youth for college and career readiness. This article from the Iowa Mentoring Partnership shows how women in STEM are inspiring young girls to become the scientists, technicians, engineers, […]

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Mariah Himes, Iowa Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps VISTA
October 17th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Mentoring Leads to Success in Life after High School

Mentoring and education go hand in hand. This October, we will be sharing stories that highlight the power of mentoring to support students at-risk of falling off track and encourage them to enroll in college. This article shows how the continued support of a mentor is invaluable to students in college […]

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Tami Silverman, CEO, Indiana Youth Institute
October 11th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Mentoring Stories

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In Real Life Blog Series: Embodying the Spirit of Volunteer Service

Like many college students, Jessica Grove assumed her post-graduation path would be straightforward, heading immediately to graduate school and continuing her education. But she couldn’t shake the voice in her head that led her in a different, unexpected direction. “I could not stand by while everywhere I looked […]

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Elizabeth Bass, Executive Director, Virginia Mentoring Partnership & Jessica Grove, AmeriCorps VISTA Member
September 29th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life, Mentoring Partnership, Our Affiliates

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