“SCEI is a proud supporter of the Newark Mentoring Movement. The capacity building workshops and dynamic facilitators provided through this organization have allowed both my staff and mentors to grow in leaps and bounds over the past two years.”
-Jenabu Williams, Executive Director, Sigma Community Enrichment Initiative Inc.
Participants in the Sigma Beta Clubs, run through the Sigma Community Enrichment Initiative (SCEI), a member of our network of our programs
“NMM offered critical support at a critical time in order to effectively pilot a large scale mentoring initiative at West Side High School. Not only were we actively working towards changing school culture, but we also had to ensure that every single West Side student had access to quality mentoring opportunities. NMM played an instrumental role as we launched this big initiative off the ground. We were very thankful for their support and partnership.”
-Franchesca Cifuentes, Deputy Director, The Future Project Newark
"Newark Mentoring Movement has played such an active, crucial part in the success of our mentoring initiative. They were so thoughtful about what I as the program manager need and what our program needs in order to thrive and serve our youth.”
-Divya J. Desai, Program Coordinator, Community Engagement, Rutgers Newark
Mentor and mentee in I Have A Dream - Newark, a program in our network
“Newark Mentoring Movement has provided us with mentors who are truly committed to empowering children. NMM came at a critical time for us. Not only did they support our "dreamers," but they provided support for me as well. NMM provided a roadmap of invaluable resources, partnerships, and skill-building opportunities. The staff are outstanding individuals, with the passion, drive and commitment to serve the youth of Newark.”
-Yolanda Gadson, Executive Director, I Have A Dream Foundation - Newark Program
"Newark Mentoring Movement has helped us create our vision."
-Jasmine Harden, Newark Youth Court
"One of the most impressive aspects of Newark Mentoring Movement's efforts to build meaningful mentorships is the preparation they help provide to the mentors and the organizations they serve. At the Tuesday afternoon program at Link, the mentors arrive prepared each and every week. The students and teachers at Link consider the mentors part of the Link family. This woudn't be possible without the assistance and foresight of Newark Mentoring Movement. NMM provided a scaffolding and foundation to help us stay on-purpose. This built the mentoring program's culture and strength...because each and every pair of mentors and mentees has developed into a true mentorship. It is truly amazing."
-Greg Silver, Link Community Charter School
“For many young black men in urban neighborhoods, it is hard to see anything hopeful in the world. Scenes of poverty, violence, and social turmoil threaten to deflate the loftiest of dreams and often cloud the brightest of minds. What then do mentors do? An approach I learned in NMM's Essential Curriculum for People Mentoring Young Black Men workshops helped me begin to answer this question. Mentoring from a critical consciousness framework helps our mentees develop the tools to think deeply about the world around them and form solutions that speak to their needs. I feel confident that as a mentor I am not only creating a critical partnership with my mentee, but am also crafting a critical thinker who will be able to change the world.”
-Aaron Rogers, Rutgers mentor at West Side High School