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HELP USA & Mentoring USA Share Mission of Pope Francis to Give Homeless ‘A Concrete Hope’

September 21, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA): Matilda Raffa Cuomo, former first Lady of New York, and founder of HELP USA’s mentoring initiative, Mentoring USA, will be a featured speaker in Philadelphia this Wednesday, September 23 at the World Meeting of Families. Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest gathering of Catholic families. The focus of Mrs. Cuomo’s speech will be the social stability of children and families.

Mentoring USA Celebrates Success by the Numbers

September 21, 2015 (New York, NY): This school year close to 10,000 people were impacted by Mentoring USA’s direct services and technical assistance across the United States. Parents, students, and communities around the country were able to learn from Mentoring USA’s structured, site-based mentoring curriculum that focuses on fostering an appreciation for diversity, building self-esteem, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and financial education and responsibility.

Mentoring USA Founder’s book aired through the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring Podcasts

New York, NY (Tuesday, June 9, 2015) – Mentoring USA is pleased to announce a partnership with the MENTOR/UMB: Center for Evidence Based Mentoring and the internationally renowned mentoring researcher Dr. Jean Rhodes around the airing of podcasts about prominent people and their mentors. The podcasts draw from the entries of the critically acclaimed book, The Person Who Changed My Life, which was edited by Mrs. Matilda Raffa Cuomo, the former first Lady of New York, and founder of Mentoring USA twenty years ago. Among the contributors are Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Torre, Rosie O'Donnell, Nora Ephron, General Colin Powell, and many others.

Mentoring USA Executive Director Receives Wall Street Alphas Charitable Foundation Award

New York, NY (Wednesday, June 3, 2015) - Stephen Powell, Executive Director of Mentoring USA, was honored to receive the Wall Street Alphas Charitable Foundation's award. This award was presented at the SIP event held in the Greenberg Lounge at NYU's Law School Vanderbilt Hall. Four distinguished and extraordinary men who mentor: Stephen Powell, Executive Director of Mentoring USA; Charles F. Coleman Jr., Founder of Edge NYC; Jerrell Antoine Horton, Founder of Suit Dreams; and Jermaine Wright, Director of CUNY Black Male Initiative.

June 2015 Newsletter

“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” - Author Unknown A note from Mentoring USA Founder, Mrs. Matilda Raffa Cuomo: Dear Mentors, As the school year closes, we want to thank you [...]

WWE Superstars Wow at Mentoring USA’s Eagle Academy Site in Newark, New Jersey

May 28, 2015: Mentoring USA’s partner, WWE, won immeasurable points in the “Eagle Academy Ring” yesterday. Underscoring their Anti-Bullying program, Be a STAR, WWE hosted a Be a STAR Rally at the Eagle Academy of Newark, a school that empowers young men to become academic achievers, engaged citizens, and responsible men by providing quality education, resources and proven effective community-based initiatives to address the shortfalls in public education to effectively educate them.

Mentoring USA, WWE and the Creative Coalition to Host Anti-Bullying Event at Eagle Academy Newark

Tuesday, May 26, 2015: WWE Superstars Titus O'Neil, Sin Cara and Kalisto and WWE Diva Summer Rae as well as The Creative Coalition will support Mentoring USA's mission to create positive and supportive mentor relationships by hosting a Be a STAR anti-bullying rally for 350 students at Eagle Academy in Newark, NJ.

Mentoring USA Founder Speaks about Mentoring at United Nations Headquarters

Thursday, May 14, 2015, New York, NY: Mrs. Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Founder of Mentoring USA, spoke at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, about how mentoring provides assistance and hope for young people and families at risk.

Mentoring USA Founder & Executive Director Attend 24th Annual Scholarship & Award Gala Fundraiser for LaSalle Academy

May 3, 2015 - New York City: Mentoring USA Founder, Matilda Raffa Cuomo and Mentoring USA Executive Director, Stephen Powell, attended the 24th Annual Scholarship and Award Gala Fundraiser for LaSalle Academy. Click here to read more.

May 2015 Newsletter

“If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your own path.” - Buddhist Proverb Nasdaq Corporate Mentors with students from I Have a Dream: DeHostos-Wise School Dear Mentors, Longer days and warmer breezes are here! After a very long winter, spring has officially arrived. What better time than now to focus on new beginnings. Continue [...]