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2014 January 7
Posted by Michael
Mass Mentoring is launching the inaugural Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll to recognize Massachusetts businesses of all sizes that are strengthening communities through engagement of employee, financial, and in-kind resources. In late 2013, we invited businesses and mentoring programs to nominate a company for the Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll. The honorees are being recognized at the Jan. 14 Corporate Mentoring Summit at State Street during National Mentoring Month, and in conjunction with the Summit we will be rolling out an inductee in the days around the event. Today's post recognizing ... Read more
2014 January 6
Posted by Michael
Throughout National Mentoring Month, we will be highlighting different perspectives on The Mentor Effect from community leaders across Massachusetts. Today's perspective comes from Paul Blumenfeld, partner at Genero Search Group. Genero recruits core teams for early and mid stage technology companies. I run an executive search firm and have been at it for a long time.  I’ve never really thought of myself as much of a mentor, but in each of the past few springs, a handful of friends have asked me to impart my career guidance on their freshly minted college graduates.  Through the years I’ve... Read more
2014 January 3
Posted by Michael
Throughout National Mentoring Month, we will be highlighting different perspectives on The Mentor Effect from community leaders across Massachusetts. Today's perspective comes from Laura Kurzrok of Eastern Bank. Laura is the executive director of the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, which she joined in 2001. Tasked with overseeing donations, her position has allowed her to combine her business skills and experience with her passion for giving back to the community. Why is mentoring important?The sad truth is that not all children have equal support systems. They do however, have the same... Read more
2013 December 16
Posted by Michael
The following blog post was submitted by Training Resources of America about their Holyoke site: Meet mentor Elizabeth (Libby) Walton-Stanforth and mentee Esther Sanchez who met in May 2013 through a young parents mentoring program at Training Resources of America (TRA). Esther Sanchez, a single mom with a young son, is enrolled in the Young Parents Program (YPP) at TRA’s Holyoke Office where she is studying for the GED and learning parenting, life and work skills. When TRA received a Young Parents Demonstration Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in July 2011, TRA was able to add a... Read more
2013 November 27
Posted by Michael
Information submitted by Director of Mentoring Programs Dennis Quinn from Reader to Reader. Reader to Reader is a first-time host site for a Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring, which is an AmeriCorps initiative of Mass Mentoring Partnership. [caption id="attachment_1355" align="alignright" width="150"] Rebecca Cubells from Reader to Reader[/caption] What is your specific mentoring model? Our Read, Think, Share mentoring model matches middle and high school students with college-age mentors from Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, and the University of... Read more
2013 November 26
Posted by Michael
In early September, the sixth generation of Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring, an AmeriCorps initiative of Mass Mentoring, were sworn into service. Massachusetts Service Alliance CEO Emily Haber and State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry helped welcome the group and reiterated the importance of committing to civic engagement in the Commonwealth. We also had the pleasure of hearing a rousing speech from Corporation of National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer, who declared that “the future of AmeriCorps is bright.” And it is: with more than 1,200 AmeriCorps members serving across... Read more
2013 November 1
Posted by Michael
The Boston Celtics' Heroes Among Us program honors individuals who have made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others. Tonight, they will honor Boston Partners in Education mentor Wendell Williams. Boston Partners in Education is also a recipient of the Bill Russell Mentoring Grant Program that MMP administers, and a part of the Bill Russell Legacy Project that is unveiling the statue to Bill today. The following blog post about Wendell was submitted by Keri Ann Walsh, communications manager at Boston Partners in Education. Wendell Williams is a retired prison guard and Vietnam veteran.... Read more
2013 October 30
Posted by Michael
By Marty Martinez, president and CEO, Mass Mentoring Partnership; and David Shapiro, president and CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership This Fall has provided further evidence that Boston is the ultimate sports town – evidenced not only by our teams’ success on the field but also for the role our athletes play in strengthening our community. On Friday, the City will celebrate a sports legend that embodies that spirit both on and off the court. Bill Russell was an unparalleled teammate and athlete who led the Boston Celtics and this city to a record 11 championship banners. At the... Read more
2013 October 24
Posted by Michael
The Boston mayoral election is Nov. 5, 2013. Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) reached out to both final candidates to find out how mentoring has impacted their own lives. Here is the response from candidate Marty Walsh. Why do you believe mentoring is important?Mentoring is one of the most fulfilling things a person can do. A mentor has the opportunity to influence how someone sees the world and to ignite a spark of curiosity. Many of us are searching for guidance, but it is often difficult to find. Mentoring can help to fill these gaps, especially for our young population. I commend those... Read more
2013 October 23
Posted by Michael
The Boston mayoral election is Nov. 5, 2013. Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) reached out to both final candidates to find out how mentoring has impacted their own lives. Here is the response from candidate John Connolly. Why do you believe mentoring is important?I believe mentoring can make a profound difference in the life of a young person, and also create a positive ripple effect in his or her family, school, and community.  A caring and reliable relationship with an adult who is invested in a young person's academic and social and emotional development allows him or her to develop... Read more

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