Commitment to Service

Each week, we’re highlighting one initiative that mentors and mentees take part in to build strong, supportive relationships. This week’s highlight is our commitment to community service. This Monday was the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service–click below to watch a commemorative video from our friends at WWE, and check out what our friends, partners, and supporters had to say about their commitment to community service!

Program Site Spotlight: Stanley M. Isaacs Community Center

This week’s featured program site is the Stanley M. Isaacs Community Center, a major multi-service social service agency founded in 1964 in the settlement house tradition. Their mission, in working with the poor, the isolated, and disconnected of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and abilities, is to promote social and physical well-being and encourage growth, self-reliance, and dignity throughout every stage of life.

Mentoring USA works closely with the youth services and partners with the Isaacs Center Beacon Program located at PS 198. This program offers a variety of services in a positive, healthy atmosphere for both youth and their families.

Mentor Mingle

On January 21, mentors from all of our program sites met for an evening of fun, food, raffles, and networking.

Click here to view a photo gallery from the meetup!

Bloomingdale’s Commitment to Mentoring

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Bloomingdale’s commitment to underserved youth in the United States and its commitment to Mentoring USA is significant and unwavering. Showcasing its meaningful and impactful investment in Mentoring USA, Bloomingdale’s and the NBA are generously auctioning off 2 VIP Tickets to the 2015 NBA All Star Game, Roundtrip Airfare, Hotel Accommodations, a Private Tour of Madison Square Garden, a $2,500 Bloomingdale’s Shopping Spree and More – click here to bid! Auction concludes on January 26.

AOL Highlight: “Make a Difference”

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On January 21, AOL featured Mentoring USA on their front page as part of their Make a Difference program. To learn more about how AOL supports causes like mentoring, follow @AOLCSR on Twitter!

Macy’s Grant: “Fostering Futures” Program

Ensuring the lives of foster care youth will get off to a strong start in the New Year, Macy’s awarded a second grant to Mentoring USA to continue our Fostering Futures program.

This grant will enable Mentoring USA to provide youth in foster care in New York City with a positive, caring adult mentor in their life.

Click here to read more about the grant and our Fostering Futures program.