May 2019 Newsletter


Celebration Coast to Coast! 

Spring brings college acceptance letters, volunteer recruitment season and celebratory fundraisers that support our work! Graduation is right around the corner and we’re so excited to send nearly 300 scholars off to over 100 different colleges across the nation. Congratulations Minds Matter Class of 2019!

Minds Matter Los Angeles Attends College Signing Day!

Last summer, Jesus, attended one of the most competitive mathematics and sciences program at Carnegie Mellon University. Looking back “my favorite part of the program was that it pushed me past the barriers of prior knowledge,” he reflected. Jesus will be studying Aerospace Engineering this fall!

Congratulations to Londy who gained early acceptance to Princeton University as a Questbridge Scholar! “Going to college means I can discover new ideas and improve myself. It means I can take a step towards pushing for change to better the lives of people who matters most,” Londy stated. 

Senior Spotlights!

QuestBridge recipient, Wiener, will be attending Colby College this Fall. He expressed, “the Minds Matter Boston Chapter is empowerment. This organization has empowered me to become my best self, pursue my dreams, and believe in the power of my future.”

Marcela from Minds Matter San Francisco will be attending University of San Francisco this Fall, majoring in Education and minoring in Sociology. In her own words, “Minds Matter has allowed me to explore difference careers and because of this exposure I have been able to shape my own.”

This Fall, Mario from Minds Matter Cleveland will be heading to Colorado College! Mario attributes his success to the organization as “Minds Matter gave me hope.  Being a part of Minds Matter showed me that, if you set your mind to something, you can do it.”

Minds Matter NYC twins, Davon and Destiny will be attending the University of Virginia and Cornell University. Both siblings were featured on the Dr. Oz show and received the Minds Matter National scholarship towards their college tuition! 

Watch MM on Dr. Oz Here

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Our graduates will be attending colleges and universities nationwide, including some of the following below:

Amherst College
Babson College
Barnard College
Bentley University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Colgate University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Cornell University
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
CUNY City College
CUNY Hunter College
CUNY Lehman College
CUNY Queens College
Drexel University
Emory University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College
Georgetown University
Hamilton College
Howard University
Lafayette College

Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Middlebury College
New York University
Oberlin College
Pace University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Scripps College
Skidmore College
Smith College
St. John’s University
Stony Brook University
SUNY at Albany
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY at Farmingdale
SUNY at New Paltz
SUNY at Oswego
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Virginia
Wesleyan University

A Successful Spring!

Spring For The Students with Chicago

Minds Matter Chicago raised $85,000 for their gala at the historic Chicago Cultural Center. The evening celebrated student successes through the program and recognized exceptional volunteer efforts.

Casino Night in Denver

Minds Matter Denver raised over $200,000 at their annual Casino Night gala, an evening of inspiration and celebration of the organization. MM alumnus, Alyssa, gave a powerful speech about how MM has impacted her trajectory. 

Listen To Alyssa’s Speech

NYC’s Spring Soirée

On April 18, 2019, Minds Matter NYC celebrated its annual Spring Soirée, bringing together its volunteer corps and corporate sponsors to raise over $200,000 in support of its students.

The Gala at San Francisco

Minds Matter San Francisco celebrates under the City Hall dome at their annual fundraising gala with 1,500 people in attendance and raising $136,000.

Upcoming Events!

Spring For The Students in Twin Cities

Take a trip down college memory lane on May 16 for an evening of fun to raise money for our accomplished and deserving students to attend summer programs at colleges across the globe.

Buy Tickets Here

Celebrate at Boston’s Spring Soirée

Join Minds Matter Boston at Artists for Humanity on June 13 to celebrate their mission to expand college access and success for Boston’s highly motivated low-income students! 

Buy Tickets Here

Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.

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