iMentor Names Scott Millstein Executive Director of iMentor NYC

New York City

iMentor, a national mentoring organization, has appointed nonprofit leader Scott Millstein executive director of iMentor NYC.

Millstein will lead iMentor’s NYC region, which currently serves more than 3,500 students who are building long-term relationships with mentors and working to achieve their college and career ambitions. As high school students in New York City continue to recover from losses sustained during the pandemic, one-to-one mentoring is an effective way to support young people in planning their future.

“Scott is a dynamic leader who exemplifies commitment to our organizational mission and values,” said iMentor CEO Heather Wathington. “He is a proven fundraising strategist and has extensive experience building partnerships and leading complex, multifaced teams. Scott has a deep commitment to young people and educational equity, and is just the right person to take iMentor NYC to the next level of growth.”

“I joined iMentor because I'm a big believer in the power and energy that can be generated from a one-to-one human relationship, and I've found my mentoring to be some of the most impactful and joyful work that I've done,” said Millstein, who is an active volunteer mentor through organizations including Braven, City Tutors, and now iMentor. “My professional purpose has been to make this city kinder, better, and more equitable for all New Yorkers, especially those who have been historically excluded. I am now excited to continue this work in support of greater educational equity with Heather, the board, and this great iMentor team. ”

Millstein has held leadership roles in a variety of public and nonprofit organizations over his two-decade-long career in public service. He recently served as executive director at Coro New York Leadership Center for 12 years, leading the organization through a strategic plan and cultivating high-level relationships with partners in New York City local government as well as the private sector. Prior to Coro, he spent 10 years at Safe Horizon, where he served as interim CEO and COO.

About iMentor

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from marginalized communities to graduate high school, succeed in college and career, and achieve their ambitions. iMentor was founded in 1999 by John Griffin, Richard Buery and Matt Klein. Launched with just 49 students in a single school in the South Bronx, iMentor has served nearly 40,000 students through direct-service programs in Baltimore, the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City, and through partnerships with local non-profit organizations that implement the iMentor model in communities across the country.


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