Celebrating over 20 years of impact, iMentor is one of the most innovative college success organizations in the country. iMentor believes that all students deserve an equitable chance to pursue their ambitions. Our program builds authentic mentoring relationships in order to bring greater equity to our students’ educational journeys. Through these long-term relationships, first-generation, students of color from underserved communities increase their access to the knowledge, experiences, and resources required to succeed in college or their post-secondary pathway of choice, and to pursue their career ambitions.
By partnering with public schools serving primarily first-generation college students and providing every student in the school with a mentor, iMentor supports students’ post-secondary journeys with a level of depth and personalization that cannot be matched by traditional advising models. iMentor’s students are 37% more likely to enroll in college and are graduating college at double the rates of their peers. Since inception, iMentor has created and supported 35,000 mentoring relationships.
iMentor is in year three of an ambitious five-year strategic plan for which iMentor has raised a significant round of strategic capital. By 2023, the organization will grow to serve an additional 30,000 young people and expand from serving 19 communities to 33. Over the course of the plan, iMentor’s work will be oriented around three primary strategic priorities: continue to close the college completion gap for iMentor students; expand iMentor’s influence beyond the direct reach of its program; and position iMentor for organizational excellence at national scale.
About the Chief Executive Officer Opportunity:
Even as iMentor has a mature program model that has been refined over 20 years and is demonstrating significant impact in diverse communities across the country, the organization is preparing for its next phase of impact. The incoming CEO will have the exciting opportunity to build upon iMentor’s two decades of growth and expansion, unifying an extraordinarily talented team and rallying them around a compelling shared vision for the next decade.
Areas of Leadership:
iMentor’s Values & Culture:
iMentor has been recognized nationally through funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, New Profit, the Lumina Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation, and was a subgrantee of the federal Social Innovation Fund. As a team, we are collaborative, fun, bring passion and joy to our work, and deeply believe in human potential. iMentor was recently named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by Opportunity Knocks and The Nonprofit Times. Read more about our work and values at: http://www.imentor.org.
iMentor’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We believe that people of all backgrounds deserve equal access to educational opportunities. Recognizing that our country’s history of racism and systemic oppression continues to drive educational disparities for students of color, we give special focus to addressing the economic and racial divides that impact the communities we serve. We are committed to the collective work and intentional investment necessary to consistently move in the direction of educational equity and inclusion. Learn more at www.iMentor.org.
Celebrating over 20 years of impact, iMentor is one of the most innovative college success organizations in the country. iMentor believes that all students deserve an equitable chance to pursue their ambitions. Our program…