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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AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlight: Dorothy Whitfield

I am excited to celebrate Women’s History Month this year as MENTOR’s Development VISTA through AmeriCorps. In this role I help add capacity to MENTOR’s Affiliates by offering fundraising support, creating and distributing fundraising tools and templates, and helping to lead in-person and virtual fundraising trainings. Having developed […]

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Dorothy Whitfield, Development VISTA at MENTOR
March 12th, 2020
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My Team of Six

I am the AmeriCorps VISTA serving as the Data Analyst at MENTOR Memphis Grizzles (MMG). Since those are a lot of words that don’t really say anything about my story of how I got here, let me start from the beginning. I was raised by women. That is […]

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Katie Castillo, Data Analyst VISTA at MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies
March 11th, 2020
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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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Community Collaborations: The Mentoring Partnership of SW PA Teams Up with Remake Learning to Celebrate Women’s History Month and Bring Programs Together to Share Big Ideas

The Mentoring Partnership of SW PA (TMP) hosts monthly LENS meetings to give our network of programs the opportunity to Learn, Engage, Network and Share with one another.  We co-hosted this month’s LENS meeting with our community partner Remake Learning – a Pittsburgh-based collaborative that ignites engaging, relevant […]

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Kristan Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications, Mentoring Pittsburgh
March 27th, 2018
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