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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
2018 May 23
Posted by Michael
On June 6th, Mass Mentoring Partnership will host our 14th annual Champions of Mentoring breakfast. This event brings together civic, business, and community leaders and gives us the opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organizations that are making empowering youth-adult relationships happen across the state. This year, our theme is Breaking Down Barriers & Building Equity and our two Champions of Mentoring honorees this year have made that a central part of their professional lives. You can learn more about their background below.  Meet our 2018 Champions of... Read more
2018 May 22
Posted by Joana
For immediate release: 05/22/2018 For questions, please contact: Joana Ortiz, jortiz@massmentors.org Bank of America Awards $75,000 Economic Mobility Grant to Mass Mentoring Partnership Chelsea Aquino, MMP Manager of Government Relations and Public Policy (bottom left) with 2018 Bank of America Student Leaders and Host Organization Representatives BOSTON - Bank of America awarded Mass Mentoring Partnership a grant of $75,000 to expand economic opportunities for youth, youth mentoring programs, and communities across Massachusetts. Surpassing a decade of support, Bank of America... Read more
2018 April 25
Posted by Joana
  Youth Voice: It Matters    Guest blog post written by Maria Paredes, Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring (AOM) & Father Monan Fellow  Youth Voice is a trending topic but why? Why do various youth programs value and highlight the voices of youth? What is the value of giving youth a voice? Why was Emma Gonzáles, allowed to share her insights and why is it important? Schools supported all the youth who spoke during the March for our Lives, why? They believed in those youth that would share their thoughts better than anyone, and hence they stepped aside... Read more
2018 February 15
Posted by Michael
On February 13th, we welcomed more than 100 guests to Loomis Sayles in Boston for our 2018 Corporate Mentoring Summit. It was a great opportunity to share the many ways that businesses and youth-serving organizations are partnering to support young people. We also recognized individuals from Massachusetts companies for their ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for youth to get support from adults.  Deb Lawrence from Bank of America (and a member MMP's board) presented Excellence in Empowering Youth Adult Relationship awards to Anne Bowie from WilmerHale, Emily Cislo from... Read more

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