Mentoring USA programs are made possible only with the help of our cherished partners who volunteer as mentors, refer youth as mentees, and provide expertise.

Mentoring USA Resources

  • Anti-defamation League
  • CBS
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • CUNY – John Jay College
  • CVS Caremark
  • DePaul University, Chicago IL
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz – HealthCorps
  • Dr. Nicholas Perricone
  • Dr. Susan Weinberger
  • FOX
  • Good Morning America
  • MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership
  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
  • The Respect Institute
  • US Department of Education
  • Women’s National Basketball Association

Volunteer Mentor Partners

  • AOL
  • Bloomingdale’s/Federated Stores
  • Brooklyn CARES Mentoring Movement
  • Canaan Baptist Church, Philadelphia PA
  • Columbia University
  • The Cooper Union
  • CUNY (City College of New York)
  • Fordham University
  • Harlem CARES Mentoring Movement
  • Kenneth Cole Productions
  • Long Island University
  • NYC Mayor’s Volunteer Center
  • Mayor’s Office- Newark, New Jersey
  • National CARES Mentoring Movement
  • Newark Mentoring Coalition
  • New York Junior League
  • NYU Office of Community Services
  • Rand PC
  • Verizon
  • Volunteer Referral Center

Youth Partners

  • Administration for Children’s Services
  • Catholic Guardian Society and Home Bureau
  • Duncan Police Athletic League
  • Eagle Academy, Newark NJ
  • Good Shepherd Services
  • Genesis RFK, HELP USA
  • I Have a Dream – New York
  • LA’s BEST After School Program
  • New Alternatives for Children
  • NYC Board of Education
  • Polished Pebbles, Chicago IL
  • Rome NY School District
  • Stanley Isaacs Community Center
  • The Center | Center Youth

Learn More About Us


Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s life has been dedicated to service. As Founder of Mentoring USA, she has long been a respected and distinguished advocate on behalf of women, children and families.


In 1987 a statewide, non-partisan committee chaired by Matilda Raffa Cuomo, then First Lady of New York, established the New York State Mentoring Program.

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Mentoring USA is deeply grateful to our supporters and partners. They make it possible for so many young people to have a caring, nurturing adult in their life and to experience the workplace.

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