AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring

 

     

     

Learn about the AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program! 

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) places 23 AmeriCorps members who dedicate one year of service to building the capacity of mentoring programs throughout the state by implementing research based practices as documented in the Elements of Effective Practices (EEP), a set of benchmarks proven to lead to quality programming. These members, referred to as AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring (AAOMs) focus on four of the EEP standards including: match support, program development, marketing, strategic planning and mentor/mentee recruitment, mentor/mentee or parent training and curriculum development, and program development and start-up. During the Program Year, AAOMs assist mentoring and youth serving organizations in their volunteer mentor recruitment efforts as well as collaborate with other Corps members to complete statewide community service projects that benefit the field of mentoring in Massachusetts.

For more information about AmeriCorps, please click here.

Learn how to become a MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring host site, please click here. 

For more information on the MMP AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Program, please contact Rosie McMahan,Program Manager, at rmcmahan@massmentors.org.

Mass Mentoring Partnership and its host site partners are equal opportunity employers. MMP is committed to fighting racism and will continue to examine our practices and organizational culture in this process. We will actively engage our AmeriCorps members, host sites and community partners to create a discourse that results in action. MMP makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities for interview as well as service term. All position acceptances are contingent upon a successful background check. 

Check out this year's AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring below! 

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Windry Figueroa

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Chica Project

Windry serves at the Chica Project in a leadership role where she identifies, recruits, and manages mentors and volunteers for their program year. She works closely with the Executive Director and program staff to learn about the systems of the organization and how to better strengthen them. She has fun and learns invaluable non-profit management skills while making many connections with wonderful Women of Color of various ages, professions, and backgrounds.

Susie Beyl

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Snowden International High School

Susie is responsible for overseeing and managing the mentoring program at Snowden High School. She is responsible for the recruitment, enrollment and retention of current and potential mentees and mentors into the program. This includes overseeing and managing all screening processes including interviews, submitting background checks, and facilitating mentor trainings.

Stephanie Pineda

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Higher Education Resource Center

Stephanie serves as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Passport to College Alumni Mentoring Coordinator at the Higher Education Resource Center. She builds the capacity of the Passport Alumni Program and is working to stand up a mentoring program for the Passport to College Alumni students enrolled in college. The Alumni Program works to ensure students persist all the way through college and into the workforce, ultimately closing the achievement gap for low-income students in Boston. The mentoring program is an essential component to assure the success of our mission.

Shanna Breil

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Quisigamond Community College

Shanna serves directly with the Quinsigamond Community College Mentoring Program on program development and mentor/mentee recruitment, with a specific focus on program evaluation. She works throughout the year to build program capacity by creating qualitative and quantitative evaluations, and through mentor training, match support, and other documentation focused tasks.

Sarah Dublin

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at BBBS EMK

Sarah Dublin serves at Big Brother Big Sister of Eastern Mass at Edward M. Kennedy School. Dublin's project puts her side-by-side with BBBSEM’s staff already at Edward M. Kennedy to improve the high school graduation and college success of teens. She provides ongoing support and training to the match parties, partner with their Community Engagement Team to recruit and enroll volunteers into the program, and participates in rolling out the curriculum through weekly classes and monthly events.

Santos Rios

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Boston Day and Evening Academy

Santos serves at Boston Day and Evening Academy as their Mentoring Coordinator. Boston Day and Evening Academy is eager to challenge the norm, to assist a committed team in building a new pathway for the city’s most marginalized students, and to embrace our mission and core values. Santos is responsible for leveraging existing relationships with nonprofit and industry partners to develop a new mentoring program by identifying an industry or passion connected mentor for up to 60 young men of color.

Samuel Steed

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Mass Mentoring Partnership

Sam serves to help promote the power of transforming relationships as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Mass Mentoring Partnership. He creates content, writes blogs and works to coordinate match opportunities for our program partners in the network. He helps to build capacity as a key lead on the Mentor Connector.

Ruth Koha James

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Big Brother Big Sister of Eastern Mass at CASH

Ruth serves side-by-side with BBBSEM’s staff already at their partner high schools to improve the high school graduation and college success of teens at Community Academy of Science and Health. She provides ongoing support and training to the match parties, partners with their Community Engagement Team to recruit and enroll volunteers into the program, and participates in rolling out the curriculum through weekly classes and monthly events.

Rebecca Steinberg

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Jewish Services of Western Massachusetts

Rebecca serves at Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts (JFWSM), a community leader that empowers people to achieve fulfilling lives. Within JFSWM, Rebecca provides ongoing support and training to mentors, creates mentoring resources and curriculum, and maintains community partnerships. She works closely with colleagues to support mentees on their journey towards educational and career goals and beyond!

Natalie Shoultz

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Mass Mentoring Partnership

Natalies serves the Program Services Division at Mass Mentoring Partnership, a statewide leader and resource for over 370 mentoring and youth serving organizations in the Commonwealth. She helps to build capacity for the Program Services team, helping to overseeing Mass Mentoring Counts, training programs and technical assistance requests from their programming clientele.

Meghan Desmond

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at St. Stephen's Youth Programs

Meghan serves on a team of mentoring coordinators, each focused on one age cohort, and will expand and improve St. Stephens Youth Program’s current mentoring efforts. She recruits, trains, coaches and supports all mentors working with their 80 elementary schoolers. By coordinating and supporting the 40+ mentors, Meghan increases the number of trained mentors serving in the elementary program and improves the quality of the mentoring relationships. She works directly with one group of 15 elementary schoolers and their mentors in the afterschool program.

Maureen Oldham

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Tech Foundry, Springfield, MA

Maureen serves at Tech Foundry headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. She is developing Tech Foundry’s first-ever alumni-to-student mentoring program to connect under-represented groups of students with a diverse pool of alumni/new IT professionals. Tech Foundry is a nonprofit located in downtown Springfield offering a 16 week IT workforce training program for students, ages 18 – 60s and helps participants land a sustainable career in the tech industry.

Kylee Whitworth

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Kylee manages the Big for a Day (BFAD) program where volunteers and corporate/community partners experience the power of mentoring and supports a wide variety of Big Sister Boston’s programming and enrichment services. The BFAD program annually serves approximately 300 girls in the Greater Boston area, by matching them with Big for a Day Big Sisters for a one-day event. BFAD programming provides a critical service to girls who are waiting to be matched with their long-term 1:1 Big Sister mentor by giving them the opportunity to participate in enrichment programming.

Libby Carberry

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Steps to Success, Brookline, MA

Libby builds the capacity of Steps to Success Mentoring program at Brookline High School and for Steps College Success Initiative students. STS works to close the opportunity gap for low-income students in Brookline, and the mentoring program is an integral part of our mission.

Kellianne Doyle

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Kellianne serves at Partners for Youth with Disabilities as their AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring. The main components of this project include supporting the recruitment of a diverse pool of mentors and enhancing match support. She helps to lead recruitment efforts, analyzes results, enhances career readiness resources for mentees, orchestrates match activities and supports a caseload of matches.

Kate Klein

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Girls Inc. of Lynn

Kate oversees the Bold Futures middle school group mentoring program for girls in sixth to eighth grade. The mentoring program is a component of the larger after-school program, Odyssey. The purpose of the middle school group mentoring program is to improve girls’ attitude towards school, to increase girls’ social and emotional competencies and to provide the mentees with support from positive role models. Kate focuses on mentor recruitment, orientation and training, providing daily match support as well as improving current match support systems, acquiring and maintaining program supplies, planning and carrying out mentoring events, delivering structured enrichment programming, and assisting in the daily implementation of the Odyssey after-school program.

Emma Ceplinskas

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at BUILD, Boston, MA

Emma's service at BUILD consists of building capacity for their youth entrepreneurship program dedicated to creating a more diverse future workforce by ensuring students in Boston’s under-resourced communities have access to the mentorship, professional development opportunities, and funding they need to graduate high school, go to college, and launch successful careers. She helps to build impact it does by expanding their powerful network of volunteer mentors.

Elizabeth Gray

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Elizabeth's project consists of supporting the recruitment of a diverse pool of mentors and enhancing match support. She leads recruitment efforts and analyzes results, enhances career readiness resources for mentees, orchestrates match activities and supports a caseload of matches. Her project enhances the quality and quantity of PYD's matches.

Claire Hammer

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Boston Partners in Education

Claire serves to review and recommend suggestions to increase youth engagement and agency towards mentee recruitment, and strengthen our partnerships with teachers and schools at Boston Partners in Education. She continues to build capacity in community outreach and mentor recruitment in our targeted neighborhoods at Boston Partners in Education. Claire continues the work to build upon our volunteer engagement strategies and increase our match support capacity.

Carmen Rondash

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Boston Youth Wrestling

Carmen works to build capacity for Boston Youth Wrestling and works to focus on mentor and mentee training, program development, mentor recruitment and marketing. He works to expand the mentorship services BYW provides to underserved youth. Carmen works to create an online mentoring platform that will include training and development of BYM mentors and easily accessible by their youth and families.

Abigail McDonough

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Abigail serves as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT). She supports the Student Affairs Team and manages the BFIT Ambassador Program, BFIT’s Peer Mentoring Program, which promotes student success and life readiness. In this role, she is responsible for recruitment, screening, selection, match support, training, meeting facilitation, and program development.

Jonathan Rice

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Old Colony YMCA, Brockton, MA

Jonathan supports the Old Colony Y Mentoring Program by increasing their capacity to serve more children through researching best practices and designing new and creative recruitment strategies. He supports ongoing efforts to facilitate positive 1:1 mentoring relationships throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.

Bryn Rediger

Serving as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Mazie Mentoring Program, Waltham, MA

Bryn works at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass and Metrowest for the Mazie Mentoing Program at Waltham High School. She works closely with the Waltham Program Managere to strengthen, help and grow the program. She also helps to develop recruitment tools to diversify their volunteer mentor base and works closely with Waltham High School faculty and staff to increase the presence of the Mazie Mentoring Program at the high school.