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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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.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sometimes, certain nonprofit-corporate partnerships don't turn out the way both parties expected at the onset. Take the partnership between high school mentoring organization iMentor and professional services firm Marsh & McLennan.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn was a sea of celebrating high school students and mentors on Saturday as a year of “iMentoring” reached its successful conclusion.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Today, at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, iMentor and Morgan Stanley announced a Commitment to Action to expand the Mentor Pledge by doubling the number of Morgan Stanley employees who volunteer with iMentor.
Monday, February 27, 2012
New York, NY – As the depth and complexity of societal issues escalates, companies are stepping up to rising public expectations that businesses can do more to affect change. In that spirit, leading companies and organizations around the world today recognize International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), an annual international advocacy day that mobilizes the business community to share best practices, develop partnerships, and engage with employees and other stakeholders for more strategic and effective societal investments.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
iMentor today announced it was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to scale and evaluate its innovative mentoring model to help youth from low-income communities graduate high school college-ready and succeed in college. iMentor will use the funding to reach more students through its New York City program, implement iMentor’s model nationally in partnership with leading nonprofits, and perform the most comprehensive independent evaluation ever conducted on mentoring.
Friday, January 13, 2012
iMentor CEO, Mike O'Brien, was interviewed by PIX 11 Morning News about iMentor's 100 Mentor Pledge. The pledge was announced by Mayor Mike Bloomberg in his State of the City address, and was highlighted as part of the mayor's education plan to improve college and career-readiness for the city's high school students.