As part of National Mentoring Month, today, January 14, we’re celebrating “I am a Mentor Day,” when mentors everywhere are encouraged to share their stories about why they do what they do, and the impact that being a mentor has had on their lives. #NationalMentoringMonth
The following is a guest post written by Emily Edwards, Summer Search’s National Deputy Chief Development Officer, and a mentor to many students and alumni in Boston over her 16-year Summer Search career.
Jay Jacobs (founder of Summer Search Boston and former CEO) and I first met Lunide when she was a freshmen in high school. Continue reading Emily and Lunide – Building Together
Guest post written by Robin White, AT&T’s NYC Area Manager of External Affairs.
Last week I had the honor of speaking on a panel at the Summer Search Annual Meeting about AT&T’s commitment to supporting college readiness programs, including Summer Search’s effort to increase support of Males of Color in their program. Summer Search is a game changer for students, and AT&T is proud to support their work.
Continue reading AT&T and Summer Search: Changing the Narrative for Young Men of Color
Guest post written by Seth James Ellis, Summer Search’s National Director of Alumni Relations and Development.
Seth, pictured here fourth from the left.
The quintessential role of alumni networks — from those at colleges and universities, to large corporations or small nonprofits — is to create lifelong and mutually beneficial relationships between the organization and its alumni.
Continue reading Summer Search Alumni: Giving Back
We recently sent our very own Aubrey Merriman, Executive Director of Summer Search Silicon Valley, to CGI America 2015. Here is what he learned, in his own words:
For me, it was an honor to represent Summer Search at CGI America, a high-powered event that brings together leaders from the business, philanthropic, nonprofit, and government sectors to discuss the nation’s economic and social challenges and opportunities. This year, the focus of the nearly 1,000 participants in Denver, CO was on making big-dollar “commitments” aimed at addressing those issues.
Continue reading Summer Search at CGI America
by Linda Mornell, Founder of Summer Search
Growing up in a small, rural community my husband and I sent our children to summer programs away from home. After their freshman year of high school, each one participated in a three-week mountaineering and white-water rafting trip in Oregon.
Continue reading Sara Can!