What's Being Said about iMentor
Who is talking about iMentor? See press features of iMentor and its programs and participants below.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
During the White House’s live stream of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, iMentor was once again included in President Obama’s message about improving college opportunity for young people.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Reporter Rick Karr shows us how the new Academy for Software Engineering is incorporating the iMentor program into the curriculum.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Today, President Obama announced iMentor’s commitment to match 20,000 new students in more than 20 states with mentors over the next five years.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The best mentoring advice Ed Norton ever received was “don’t chase money,” he said last night within earshot of Third Point’s Dan Loeb, T2 Partners’ Whitney Tilson and Blue Ridge Capital’s John Griffin. Norton was the lone celebrity in a room full of hedge-fund managers at the iMentor Benefit Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental.
Monday, September 30, 2013
iMentor, a leading youth mentoring organization, today announced the addition of six new partner schools to its New York City program, as well as the launch of two new partnerships with nonprofits that will implement the iMentor program model in their communities.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
iMentor, a non for profit organization that celebrates the power of mentoring to help students from low-income communities graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions, hosted their annual spring benefit at The Bowery Hotel.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
When is the deadline for class registration? How do I make sure my financial aid is in place? How do I sign up for campus housing? The answers to these important questions, and many more, will now be at the fingertips of college-bound students, thanks to an innovative text message alert program for students with iMentor, a leading New York City-based youth mentoring organization.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
High school students and their mentors celebrated a year of successful “iMentoring” on Saturday with games, lunch from Panera, and fun activities like funny dress up and T-shirt making at a picnic in Cadman Plaza Park, Downtown Brooklyn.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A college education is key to finding a job and building a successful career. For the 15 million young people living in low-income communities nationwide, however, the path to college-readiness can be a rocky one.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Zachary Beaumont-Kelly could have been a comedian, that is if he wasn’t headed to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Gates Millennium Scholar this Fall.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Can mentors help students graduate high school and prepare for college?
That is the question the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, housed within NYU Steinhardt, hopes to answer through a six-year, $1 million study of iMentor’s college-readiness program, a school-based mentoring program that pairs high school students from low-income communities with college-educated mentors. iMentor has commissioned the Research Alliance to conduct the study using funding from the federal Social Innovation Fund.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
New York, NY – iMentor announced today it was awarded a $1 million grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to evaluate and expand its innovative college-readiness mentoring model. This significant two-year investment will allow iMentor to expand its mentoring programs in New York and nationwide, as well as conduct an independent, comprehensive evaluation on how iMentor’s programs can impact college success.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – November 1, 2012 – The Morrison & Foerster Foundation, one of the oldest law firm charitable foundations, today announced the largest set of grants in its history in honor of its 25th anniversary. The charitable program awarded $1.5 million to youth charities across the United States designed to support programs serving disadvantaged young people in cities where the firm has offices.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hedge fund managers helped raise $1.7 million on Wednesday night to benefit iMentor, the New York City based mentoring nonprofit founded in 1999 by John Griffin of Blue Ridge Capital.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The New York Community Trust, New York Magazine, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York and Philanthropy New York are delighted to announce the six finalists for the 2012 New York Community Trust-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards, including iMentor.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Nicole Griffith received the first Ernst and Young Mentor of the Year Award at the second annual Mentor’s Champions Golf Challenge held Sunday, Sept. 9 at Friar’s Head Golf Club in Riverhead, L.I.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Guests enjoyed imbibes and hors d’oeuvres from Sant Ambroeus while shopping the East Hampton Brunello Cucinelli boutique and toasting the work of iMentor, which aims to support high school students from underprivileged districts.
Monday, August 6, 2012
(New York, August 6, 2012) – The New York Community Trust and New York Magazine announced today the 10 semifinalists, including iMentor, for the 2012 The New York Community Trust—New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Now in its sixth year, the awards honor outstanding management practices and encourage innovation and communication among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community. Since 2007, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and Philanthropy New York have managed this program, which is open to nonprofit organizations based in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. The 2012 Awards are also sponsored by WNYC.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
iMentor's CEO, Mike O'Brien, appeared on 106.7 Lite FM's Get Connected radio show with host Nina Del Rio to discuss how volunteers in New York City are helping students succeed in college. Mike discussed how iMentor matches college-educated mentors with students in low-income communities to help them build skills necessary for college success.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
The College Now organization, formerly known as Cleveland Scholarship Programs, has long invested dollars into Cleveland's low-income students. Now it's seeking to maximize its investment, through a futuristic "iMentor" effort that cleverly avoids many of the problems that I've watched befall many a traditional mentoring program.