Meeting Youth Where They Are: Why Social-Emotional Skills and Cultural Responsive Mentoring is Critical for College and Career Readiness

I knew something was off when I couldn’t focus in my courses, the weight of my head was too much to bear, and getting out of bed was increasingly difficult as the days passed. I couldn’t articulate this at the time, but I was suffering from depression. During […]

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Unintentional Service

I fell into AmeriCorps while looking for a job on Craigslist, and it turned out serving in AmeriCorps was the best thing to happen me professionally. I served as an AmeriCorps state member—specifically as a Highland Street Ambassador of Mentoring with the Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership. Though the mentors […]

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Charline Alexandre-Joseph, Director of Workforce Development at MENTOR
March 10th, 2020
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AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlight: Madison Yerke

Having mentors in my life played a significant role in my path to becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America). Be it through school, sports, professionally, or creatively — mentors have been there to guide and support me from major life transitions, to the small questions […]

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Madison Yerke, Marketing & Communications VISTA at MENTOR
March 9th, 2020
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The “Super Power” of Mentoring

The “Super Power” of Mentoring When meeting Omarina Cabrera, a young woman from the Bronx, one can’t help but be struck by her intelligence, poise and confidence. Omarina’s story which has been profiled on PBS, resembles many other youth in our communities – young people growing up as […]

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Kerry H. Sullivan, President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, MENTOR Board Member
February 11th, 2020
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SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: LinkedIn

At LinkedIn, we believe that two people with equal talent should have equal access to opportunity. But unfortunately, that’s not always the case. The reality is that where you grow up, where you go to school, and where you work can give you a 12x advantage in gaining […]

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Cammie Erickson Social Impact, LinkedIn
January 21st, 2020
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SUMMIT SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: DELOITTE

Helping to create a future of opportunity. We are using the strength of the Deloitte community to help people uncover pathways to prosperity through college readiness, skills development, and employment access initiatives. One such way is through RightStep™ ― our commitment to helping students overcome obstacles they face […]

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January 13th, 2020
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