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Mentoring USA Founder Matilda Raffa Cuomo Honored for Her Mentoring Achievements

Matilda Raffa Cuomo, the former First Lady of New York State and a lifelong advocate for women, children and families, was one of 10 American women who were inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September 2017. This prestigious honor recognizes Mrs. Cuomo’s leadership role in New York State, across the United States, [...]

Annual Bloomingdale’s Fashionable Fundraiser Underway to Benefit Mentoring USA

For the past eight years, Bloomingdale's has hosted its Fashionable Fundraiser in support of HELP USA affiliate Mentoring USA. This year, Bloomingdale's has generously pledged $75,000 to Mentoring USA. We are grateful for their support this year, and every year dating back to 1998. Their partnership has been instrumental to our critical housing and services [...]

Mentoring USA Founder Matilda Raffa Cuomo Visits Italy Program

Matilda Raffa Cuomo, founder of Mentoring USA and Mentoring USA-Italia, speaks to a group of mentoring supporters during a charity reception at the Sanacafe Restaurant in Rome, Italy (pictured left). Mrs. Cuomo traveled to Italy in May for a series of meetings and programs with business leaders, educators, and government officials to encourage the establishment [...]

NASDAQ, Mentoring USA Founder Matilda Cuomo Ring Opening Bell in Honor of National Mentoring Month

In honor of National Mentoring Month, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, founder of Mentoring USA, rang the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. The former First Lady of the State of New York was joined by over 30 mentors and mentees from long-time Mentoring USA partners Bloomingdale’s, St. Ann’s School in East Harlem, City [...]

Bloomingdale’s Celebrates National Mentoring Month with Artwork from P.S. 59 Mentees

In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Bloomingdale's has unveiled its annual window display of artwork from its mentoring program at P.S. 59. Under P.S. 59 art teacher Judy Londa, students drew inspired portraits of their Bloomingdale's mentors. The portraits are an artful expression of the relationship between the mentor and their mentee. The artwork will [...]

Change a Life. Be a Mentor.

In a time where the country is perceived as less than unified, let us remember that our children deserve the utmost attention and care. Every child needs a nurturing , secure environment in which to thrive. Mentoring USA remains committed to providing the support every child needs to develop their talents and abilities. Join us. [...]

Bloomingdale’s Continues Long Tradition of Helping Underserved Youth with Mentoring USA

New York, New York (February 16, 2016) – For the 18th consecutive year, luxury department store Bloomingdale’s will donate to, and raise awareness for, Mentoring USA through the Fashionable Fundraiser Event from February 25th – 28th.  Mentoring USA is a nationwide nonprofit pairing at-risk youths with inspirational adult mentors who guide, develop, and boost [...]

Mentoring USA to continue its Fostering Futures program with grant from Macy’s

January 25, 2016 (New York, NY) – Ensuring the lives of foster care youth will get off to a strong start, Macy’s awarded a third grant to Mentoring USA to continue its Fostering Futures program. The grant will enable Mentoring USA to provide New York City youth in foster care with a positive, caring adult [...]

Mentoring USA Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

January 14, 2016 (New York, NY) – Yesterday, Mentoring USA visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of National Mentoring Month, representatives, partners and supporters from Mentoring USA and a few of its partners rang the Closing Bell. “I am so grateful to Mentoring USA and NASDAQ for teaching me the value of [...]

Mentoring as Critical to Student Success as “Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic”

September 30, 2015 (New York, NY): When it comes to student success in the 2015-2016 academic year, mastering the “Three R’s” of "reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic" is just one part of the equation. In fact, an equally essential factor in ensuring student achievement is mentoring. Consider that in 2015, 90% of the 400 young people enrolled in Mentoring USA’s New York-based programs went on to the next grade level. Nearly 75% of the mentees showed improvement in school attendance, and less than 1% of the male mentees in the organization’s programs in Newark, Philadelphia, and Chicago received in-school or out of school suspensions.