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Who is talking about iMentor? See press features of iMentor and its programs and participants below.

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iMentor Featured as Part of WNET’s “American Graduate Day 2014”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
iMentor is among the national nonprofits that will be spotlighted during WNET’s American Graduate Day 2014, a live television event that will premier on Saturday, September 27, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Channel 13.

Michelle Obama Meets With iMentor Student and Mentor

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
iMentor student Anthony Mendez is among a group of 10 young people handpicked by First Lady Michelle Obama to participate in a roundtable discussion today about overcoming personal challenges, taking charge of their futures, and completing an education beyond high school.

Citi Foundation Awards iMentor $1 Million Grant

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Citi Foundation today announced a $1 million grant to iMentor. Through this leadership-level funding, iMentor will increase its capacity to serve 4,000 New York City students annually by 2016.

Press Release: iMentor Spearheads Matriculation Guides to Ease College Transition

Thursday, May 1, 2014
To mark the arrival of National Decision Day, iMentor today released 60 Matriculation Guides to provide students, families, and mentors with critical college enrollment information.

iMentor Featured in State of the Union Live Stream

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
During the White House’s live stream of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, iMentor was once again included in President Obama’s message about improving college opportunity for young people.

iMentor Builds Digital and Personal Bonds Between Students and Role Models

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Reporter Rick Karr shows us how the new Academy for Software Engineering is incorporating the iMentor program into the curriculum.

President Obama Recognizes iMentor at White House Summit

Friday, January 17, 2014
Today, President Obama announced iMentor’s commitment to match 20,000 new students in more than 20 states with mentors over the next five years.

Scene Last Night: Ed Norton, Loeb, Tilson, John Griffin

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The best mentoring advice Ed Norton ever received was “don’t chase money,” he said last night within earshot of Third Point’s Dan Loeb, T2 Partners’ Whitney Tilson and Blue Ridge Capital’s John Griffin. Norton was the lone celebrity in a room full of hedge-fund managers at the iMentor Benefit Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental.

RELEASE: iMentor Adds Six New Partner Schools and Expands National Partnership Program for 2013-2014

Monday, September 30, 2013
iMentor, a leading youth mentoring organization, today announced the addition of six new partner schools to its New York City program, as well as the launch of two new partnerships with nonprofits that will implement the iMentor program model in their communities.

RELEASE: iMentor Announces Novel Text Message Alert Program to Help Students Transition to College at Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting

Thursday, June 13, 2013
When is the deadline for class registration? How do I make sure my financial aid is in place? How do I sign up for campus housing? The answers to these important questions, and many more, will now be at the fingertips of college-bound students, thanks to an innovative text message alert program for students with iMentor, a leading New York City-based youth mentoring organization.

Last Night's Parties: iMentor Spring Benefit 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013
iMentor, a non for profit organization that celebrates the power of mentoring to help students from low-income communities graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions, hosted their annual spring benefit at The Bowery Hotel.

Successful ‘iMentor’ year wraps up with picnic in Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
High school students and their mentors celebrated a year of successful “iMentoring” on Saturday with games, lunch from Panera, and fun activities like funny dress up and T-shirt making at a picnic in Cadman Plaza Park, Downtown Brooklyn.

Mentoring: A Commitment to the Next Generation

Thursday, May 2, 2013
A college education is key to finding a job and building a successful career. For the 15 million young people living in low-income communities nationwide, however, the path to college-readiness can be a rocky one.

Great People: Williamsburg Prep valedictorian Zachary Beaumont-Kelly is headed to MIT in the Fall

Friday, April 26, 2013
Zachary Beaumont-Kelly could have been a comedian, that is if he wasn’t headed to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Gates Millennium Scholar this Fall.

RELEASE: Research Alliance for New York City Schools Commissioned to Evaluate Success of iMentor Program

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Can mentors help students graduate high school and prepare for college? That is the question the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, housed within NYU Steinhardt, hopes to answer through a six-year, $1 million study of iMentor’s college-readiness program, a school-based mentoring program that pairs high school students from low-income communities with college-educated mentors. iMentor has commissioned the Research Alliance to conduct the study using funding from the federal Social Innovation Fund.

RELEASE: iMentor Receives $1 Million Grant to Expand Nationwide

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
New York, NY – iMentor announced today it was awarded a $1 million grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to evaluate and expand its innovative college-readiness mentoring model. This significant two-year investment will allow iMentor to expand its mentoring programs in New York and nationwide, as well as conduct an independent, comprehensive evaluation on how iMentor’s programs can impact college success.

RELEASE: The Morrison & Foerster Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary With $1.5 Million in Grants to Youth Charities

Thursday, November 1, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – November 1, 2012 – The Morrison & Foerster Foundation, one of the oldest law firm charitable foundations, today announced the largest set of grants in its history in honor of its 25th anniversary. The charitable program awarded $1.5 million to youth charities across the United States designed to support programs serving disadvantaged young people in cities where the firm has offices.

Griffin, Coleman, Greenspan raise money for mentoring

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hedge fund managers helped raise $1.7 million on Wednesday night to benefit iMentor, the New York City based mentoring nonprofit founded in 1999 by John Griffin of Blue Ridge Capital.

iMentor Named a Finalist in the 2012 Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The New York Community Trust, New York Magazine, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York and Philanthropy New York are delighted to announce the six finalists for the 2012 New York Community Trust-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards, including iMentor.

Faces & Places: Nicole Griffith

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Nicole Griffith received the first Ernst and Young Mentor of the Year Award at the second annual Mentor’s Champions Golf Challenge held Sunday, Sept. 9 at Friar’s Head Golf Club in Riverhead, L.I.

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