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2017 April 26
Posted by Joana
In the last quarter century, there have been many individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact on Mass Mentoring Partnership. It’s through their commitment to our mission that we have been able to continue our work and strengthen communities through empowering youth-adult relationships. For our 25th anniversary, we’ve selected 25 Mentors of Mass Mentoring Partnership to recognize for their contributions. We thank them for everything they’ve done to help us achieve so much for the last 25 years. Without them, we would not be the organization we are today. For the next few... Read more
2017 April 24
Posted by Joana
Every year, with the support of John Hancock, Mass Mentoring Partnership enlists great individuals to run the Boston Marathon and raise money to support our work. All of the money they raise directly fuels our mission to create empowering youth-adult relationships. For 2017, we were fortunate to have two runners. One of the runners, Hillary Laggis, shares her story: I grew up on a dairy farm in a small town in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom called Hardwick and attended the University of Vermont. In 2014, after graduation, I moved to Boston and began a career in development at the Inner-City... Read more
2017 April 13
Posted by Joana
Renee Gaillard, a Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring, is currently serving a second year at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Roxbury, MA. The Bronx, NY is where I was born and raised, but I moved to Boston in 2010 to attend college. After graduating, I worked in customer service for a little over a year but started to feel an urge to work more face-to-face with the local community and by fate, I came across the AmeriCorps role at DSNI. It was just the right fit. DSNI's mission is to empower Dudley area residents to organize, plan for, create and control a... Read more
2017 March 1
Posted by Joana
Mass Mentoring Partnership started twenty five years ago with Father Monan's idea to bring more caring adults into the lives of young people who needed their support to help them reach their full potential. Twenty five years later, we're still doing that work. It's still who we are. It's still what we believe in.    On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century.      Honoring our Supporters    The gala celebration was an... Read more
2017 March 1
Posted by Michael
On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century. We honored our Four Pillars of Mass Mentoring, a group of people that created the foundation for our organization. Here is a profile of Rev. J. Donald Monan, Pillar of Mass Mentoring Partnership, followed by a video tribute that was shown at the event.  In 1992, Father Monan helped found Greater Boston 1 to 1, which would later become Mass Mentoring Partnership. He created the organization’s first... Read more
2017 March 1
Posted by Michael
On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century. We honored our Four Pillars of Mass Mentoring, a group of people that created the foundation for our organization. Here is a profile of the Kelly family -- Ted, Debbie and Sonja -- Pillars of Mass Mentoring Partnership, followed by a video tribute that was shown at the event.  The Kelly family’s long association with Mass Mentoring Partnership has had a tremendous impact on the organization that... Read more
2017 March 1
Posted by Michael
On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century. We honored our Four Pillars of Mass Mentoring, a group of people that created the foundation for our organization. Here is a profile of Paul O'Brien, Pillar of Mass Mentoring Partnership, followed by a video tribute that was shown at the event.  Paul O’Brien helped found Greater Boston 1 to 1 in 1992, which would later become Mass Mentoring Partnership. He spearheaded a business leadership group to raise... Read more
2017 March 1
Posted by Michael
On February 28th, we held our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration to honor individuals and organizations that have supported Mass Mentoring Partnership over the past quarter century. We honored our Four Pillars of Mass Mentoring, a group of people that created the foundation for our organization. Here is a profile of Regina Pisa, Pillar of Mass Mentoring Partnership, followed by a video tribute that was shown at the event.  Regina Pisa joined the Leadership Council and Governing Board of MMP in 2002 and has been a key figure in MMP’s leadership ever since. Her professional... Read more
2017 February 23
Posted by Joana
As we start to close out Black History Month and the celebration and awareness building of the impact that African-Americans have made in our communities, it is all too clear that we must work even harder on the issues of inclusion and diversity in our work. Even today, we see in the Boston Globe, the need for more diverse representation in our teachers in our public schools to help all young people achieve their very best. Inclusion and diversity cannot just be a monthly celebration but it must be an every day struggle and an every day effort to make real progress on these issues. ... Read more
2017 February 22
Posted by Joana
  Last week, Mass Mentoring Partnership distributed over 1,000 tickets to mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations to participate in unique activities across Massachusetts.     As we celebrate MMP's 25th anniversary at the gala next week and throughout the year, we designated a special week of match activities for our program partners, mentors and mentees. We asked matches and programs to share their pictures at their activities on social media, and here's what some mentors and mentees were up to throughout the week:      Harvard Crimson Basketball... Read more

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