Partner Organizations

Meet our iMi Partners

iMentor Interactive (iMi) partners with organizations across the country to provide them with the technology, curriculum, and ongoing support they need to implement their own high-impact mentoring programs. Leveraging the best practices developed through iMentor’s direct service program in New York City, these partner organizations are able to help youth in communities across the country graduate high school college ready, succeed in college, and pursue their personal and career goals.  

iMi currently partners with 13 organizations that are providing programming in 11 states. Read more about some of our partners below. Interested in becoming an iMi partner? Find out how!

Featured Partner Organizations

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Central New Mexico (BBBS Central New Mexico)

Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico

BBBS Central New Mexico has partnered with iMi to launch mentor2.0 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The program is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ technology-enriched one-to-one youth mentoring program directly targeting high school students. Through partnerships between Big Brothers Big Sisters, schools, companies and individuals, mentor2.0 will support high-impact mentoring relationships, aimed at providing high school students with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.

The program offers mentees a 1:1 match starting in their freshman year of high school and lasting through high school graduation. Mentees will participate in weekly sessions lead by mentor2.0 staff and attend in-person events with their mentors every month.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star (BBBS Lone Star)

Location
Dallas, Texas

Big Brothers Big Sisters believes that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters creates meaningful relationships between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”) in communities across the country.

BBBS Lone Star partnered with iMi in 2012 to launch mentor2.0, a technology-enriched one-to-one youth mentoring program directly targeting high school students. Through partnering with schools, companies and individuals, BBBS Lone Star is using mentor2.0 to support high-impact mentoring relationships aimed at providing high school students with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.

Youth in the mentor2.0 program are matched with mentors in either their freshman year of high school for a four-year match or their junior year of high school for a three-year match. Mentees participate in weekly sessions lead by mentor2.0 program specialists and attend in-person events with their mentors every 6 weeks

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend (BBBS Big Bend)

Location
Tallahassee, Florida

BBBS Big Bend has partnered with iMi to launch mentor2.0 in Tallahassee, Florida. The program is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ technology-enriched one-to-one youth mentoring program directly targeting high school students. In Tallahassee, mentor2.0 will work with students at Amos P. Godby High School. Through partnerships between Big Brothers Big Sisters, schools, companies and individuals, mentor2.0 will support high-impact mentoring relationships, aimed at providing high school students with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.

The program offers mentees a 1:1 match starting in their freshman year of high school and lasting through high school graduation. Mentees will participate in weekly sessions lead by mentor2.0 staff and attend in-person events with their mentors every month.

Capital Partners for Education (CPE)

Location
Washington, DC

Capital Partners for Education (CPE) aims to improve the futures of low-income youth by helping them receive a quality education, graduate from high school, and attend and complete college. CPE provides a proven combination of partnerships with quality high schools, tuition assistance, and a customized array of academic, career, and life skills development, all of which create a college-going culture for our students. CPE partnered with iMi in 2012 to develop a best-in-class approach to mentoring programs (incorporating practices, technology, training and tracking) as a means to expand the scale and impact of its programs. CPE will match 9th grade students at 29 schools with adult mentors who will support them through high school and until graduation. Pairs will communicate through weekly, curriculum-structured emails and monthly in-person events.CPE will focus on the five key values that are integrated into all areas of their work with students: high expectations, personal responsibility, respect, support, and giving back.

City Year

Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

City Year’s mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership, and social entrepreneurship. City Year partnered with iMi in the spring of 2011 to launch City Year’s first mentoring program, called cyMentor, serving 10th grade students attending Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia. The cyMentor program matches the Mastery students with supportive adults to help them achieve their academic, personal, and career goals from the time they are paired through high school graduation.These relationships will focus on providing the additional supports needed to ensure these students graduate college-ready. This partnership was launched utilizing funds from iMentor’s Social Innovation Fund grant.

College Now Greater Cleveland

Location
Cleveland, Ohio

For more than 40 years, College Now Greater Cleveland focused on helping students pursue educational opportunities that empower them to embark on rewarding careers and strengthen their community. Reaching over 20,000 students and adult learners every year, College Now provides college access and success advisement, financial aid counseling, and scholarship services.  

College Now Greater Cleveland partnered with iMi in 2011 to design and implement a mentoring program as a core element of their college success and retention strategy. College Now scholarship recipients entering their freshman year of college are matched with Cleveland area professionals in four-year matches. Mentors and mentees communicate through curriculum-based emails and interact in-person at College Now staffed events as well as independent meetings.

College Possible

Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota

College Possible was founded in 2000 with the vision of a day when the future of America’s children is determined solely by their talent, motivation and effort. College Possible partnered with iMi in the spring of 2011 to launch the Idealistic Mentors Initiative. The partnership is an opportunity for College Possible to pilot utilizing high quality mentoring as its college support strategy, leveraging the successful college transition program iMentor developed in New York City. As part of the Idealistic Mentors Initiative, students receive guidance from their mentors through weekly curriculum-based emails and monthly in-person events that are facilitated by College Possible coaches. This partnership was launched utilizing funds from iMentor’s Social Innovation Fund grant.

College Track

Location
Oakland, CA

College Track is an educational nonprofit working to increase high school graduation rates, college eligibility and enrollment rates, and college graduation rates among students underrepresented in higher education. College Track engages high school students in a range of college access and readiness programming, and supports students once they enter college through financial assistance, individual coaching, and additional programming designed to ensure that they successfully navigate and graduate from college.

College Track partnered with iMi in 2012 to launch a mentoring program connecting 41 mentees with mentors to support them from their senior year in high school through their first two years of college. Students from College Track’s Oakland, San Francisco, and East Palo Alto centers are participating. Pairs communicate through weekly emails, monthly Skype or in-person meetings, and in-person events during college breaks.

Henry Street Settlement

Location
New York, NY

Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity to enrich the lives of Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs. Henry Street Settlement partnered with iMi in the summer of 2012 to launch its first College Success mentoring program called Mentoring Makes a Difference. Students entering their freshmen year of college are matched with New York City area professionals in partnerships that last one to four years. Pairs communicate through curriculum-based emails and interact in-person at Henry Street Settlement staffed events as well as at independent meetings.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Location
San Francisco, California

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education affords. As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree.

HSF partnered with iMi in 2011 to design and implement a mentoring program for first-year college students. First generation college students receiving an HSF scholarship, as well as students who qualified for but did not receive one, were invited to join the First Year Transition Program. Students are paired with adult mentors near the college they are attending to help them successfully navigate their first year. Most mentors in this program are HSF alumni. HSF pairs communicate through weekly curriculum-based emails and will meet in person monthly. Participants are clustered in 7 geographic areas around the country.

Muchin College Prep

Location
Chicago, Illinois

Muchin College Prep's mission is to prepare students for success in college and beyond. Ten years after Noble Street Charter School opened its first campus, Muchin College Prep opened the eighth campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools in the heart of the Chicago Loop. Muchin College Prep partnered with iMi 2011 to launch a brand new mentoring program with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Muchin College Prep Mentoring Program pairs students in the 11th and 12th grades with adult mentors who support students in graduating high school and transitioning smoothly to college. Together, pairs focus on academic success, career development and personal growth. The program includes a combination of weekly, curriculum-based email communications and monthly in-person events facilitated by Muchin College Prep staff. Most mentors are employees of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Single Stop at Miami Dade College

Location
Miami, Florida

 

Single Stop USA is a revolutionary initiative to slash poverty nationally with an approach that is simple, effective, and ultimately paradigm-shifting. Single Stop bridges the information gap separating low-income families from life-changing public benefits, tax credits, and other essential services that remain untapped and inaccessible. Single Stop USA partnered with iMi to match first-year community college students at Miami Dade College with mentors. Mentors will provide students with the additional support needed to assure they complete their two-year degree and are fully prepared to engage in subsequent academic and career pursuits. This partnership aims to increase both the number of students who graduate from college and their engagement with Single Stop’s programming. The program offers each student a one-to-one match with a mentor lasting for two years, beginning in the student’s first year at Miami Dade College. This partnership was launched utilizing funds from iMentor’s Social Innovation Fund grant.

Wi-mentor

Location
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Wi-mentor launched in Bridgeport, Connecticut through a partnership with United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Bridgeport Public Schools, Board of Education, School Volunteer Association, Bridgeport Public Education Fund and Pitney Bowes. Wi-mentor partnered with iMi in 2007 to implement a mentoring program to engage underserved high school students in Providence that will help them achieve success both in and out of school. The program offers each student a one-to-one match with a mentor lasting for four years, starting in the freshman year of high school and lasting through the senior year. In 2011, graduating high school senior mentees began receiving additional mentoring services targeted for college preparation and success.

 

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