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2018 October 17
Posted by Joana
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/17/2018 For more information:  Mike McCormick, 617-695-2478, mmccormick@massmentors.org Mass Mentoring Partnership To Receive Funds Through Berkshire Bank’s “Exciting Assists Program” Receiving $100 for Every Boston Bruins Assist through December 1 BOSTON – Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization dedicated to expanding empowering youth-adult relationships in Massachusetts, is excited to announce that they will receive $100 from the Berkshire Bank Foundation for every Boston Bruins’ assist through December 1. This is part of Berkshire... Read more
2018 October 4
Posted by Joana
Celebrating Ten Years of Quality Based Membership On September 26, Mass Mentoring Partnership and Quality Based Members (QBM) mentoring program partners at the Boston Public Schools Headquarters in Roxbury Bruce C. Bolling Building in Boston to celebrate ten years of evidence-based practice! How it all Began It was a great opportunity to look back at the creation of the first-in-the-nation QBM process that has helped ensure high-quality best practices are being followed by youth-serving programs across Massachusetts. QBM has given many programs the framework and tools to make sure that they... Read more
2018 October 4
Posted by Joana
About the Scholarship   With the generous support of ALKU Founder and CEO, Mark Eldridge, MMP launched the $20,000 ALKU Scholarship award in 2015. This educational award helps rising high school seniors further their academic pursuits and attend a four-year college or university. Since its launch, we've seen three gifted students, ​Ronique, Daniel, and Marta, embark on their college careers in STEM and Criminal Justice programs. This year, we will officially welcome our 4th ALKU Scholarship winner, Julian Viviescas, at our annual Cheers to Mentoring.... Read more
2018 August 20
Posted by Joana
Mass Mentoring Partnership Announces $750,000 in Mentoring Grants Funding Marks More Than 50% Increase Over FY19; Largest Grant in Over 10 Years BOSTON – Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization dedicated to expanding empowering youth-adult relationships in Massachusetts, is investing nearly $750,000 to support quality mentoring through Mentoring Matching Grants and support services to 37 mentoring programs across the Commonwealth. The funding stems from the Massachusetts FY19 budget through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Since 2009, MMP has awarded... Read more
2018 August 1
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring Partnership’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lily Mendez as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 13. She was selected after an extensive national search. Lily comes to MMP with over 25 years in service to Massachusetts communities through her work in government, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.  Most recently she served as Regional Chief Operating Officer of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts where among her other responsibilities she oversaw volunteer and youth programs as well as the largest... Read more
2018 August 1
Posted by Joana
MMP is excited to host a Bank of America Student Leader this summer for a third year. The Student Leader program annually provides over 220 community-minded high school juniors and seniors across the U.S. with a paid eight-week summer internship at local nonprofit organizations. Student Leaders also attend the week-long and all expense paid Bank of America Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC in July. Meet this year's MMP Student Leader, Lybille Rocher: Describe MMP’s mission in your own words: MMP's mission is to strengthen youth-adult relationships throughout MA by... Read more
2018 July 27
Posted by Joana
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2018 For more information: Joana Ortiz, 617-695-2479 jortiz@massmentors.org Mentoring Matching Grants Line Item Funded at $750,000 in Massachusetts FY 2019 Budget Funding Marks $250,000 Increase from FY18; Largest Increase Since FY02 BOSTON - Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization dedicated to expanding empowering youth-adult relationships in Massachusetts, announced today an increase in support for mentoring programs across Massachusetts following the signing of the FY19 Massachusetts budget. The new budget includes $750,000 in... Read more
2018 July 25
Posted by Joana
MMP Rides in the 2018 Rodman Ride for Kids - Meet the team: C.T. Ransdell ​For over ten years, Mass Mentoring Partnership has joined the Rodman Ride for Kids - a day-long, non-competitive cycling tour - to help raise funds to support our mission to expand access to empowering relationships and connect these youth to caring adults across the state. This year marks the 28th annual Ride, which will be held on Saturday, September 22nd. We asked Team MMP rider and MMP Director of Development, C.T. Ransdell, to share why he is riding this year (for the 5th... Read more
2018 June 29
Posted by Joana
As the 2017-2018 Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring program comes to a close, we asked one of our Father Monan Fellows, Maria Paredes, to recap the service year on behalf of all corps members. Maria served at Chica Project for two years.    A Synopsis of the 2017-2108 AAOM Service Year  by Maria E. Paredes    Another AAOM service year is coming to an end and so much has happened! As a part of my second year of service and as a Father Monan Fellow, for the last 11 months I have been keeping track of our stories through newsletters, social... Read more
2018 June 11
Posted by Joana
2018 Champions of Mentoring Breaking Down Barriers & Building Equity    On Wednesday morning, June 6 2018, MMP held their 14th annual Champions of Mentoring breakfast to celebration mentoring relationships. As MMP's signature fundraiser, this event is MMP's unique annual opportunity to bring together civic, business, and program leaders from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the power of youth-adult mentoring relationships. Check out the event highlights below!       Honoring our 2018 Champions of Mentoring    We were honored... Read more

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