Minds Matter News

Minds Matter of Denver Announces Historic Partnership with University of Colorado Denver

New Program Will Guarantee College Admission, Scholarships to all Minds Matter Students   DENVER, May 5, 2017 — Minds Matter of Denver (MMD), a leading local educational nonprofit, announced a historic partnership today with the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) that will guarantee college admission and scholarships to many of Denver’s brightest high school students from…

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Minds Matter Adds New Houston Chapter

New York, NY – Minds Matter’s Board of Directors has approved the creation of a new chapter in Houston, Texas. This will be the 14th chapter to be added to the national nonprofit organization. Minds Matter Houston will begin serving students in September 2017. Minds Matter is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to…

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Minds Matter Welcomes New CEO to National Office

New York, NY – November 14, 2016 — Gadi Ben-Menachem joins the team in Minds Matter’s national office as Chief Executive Officer. He brings to Minds Matter more than 15 years of experience in volunteer leadership for several nonprofit organizations in his community and on a national level. Most notably, Ben-Menachem has spent many years…

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Minds Matter Students Receive Exciting News about Early Successes  

New York – NY – April 7, 2016 — Minds Matter students in chapters across the country have already received exciting news about scholarships and acceptances to competitive colleges and universities. Minds Matter students have received acceptance into some of our nation’s Most Competitive schools, as rated by Barron’s, including seven of eight Ivy League…

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Minds Matter Seattle to Graduate its First Class of Seniors

New York, NY – April 6, 2016 – This June, Minds Matter Seattle will graduate its first class of students, many of whom have already received acceptance letters to prestigious universities. One student has been accepted to Princeton University, securing a loan-free financial aid package. Other students have been accepted to New York University, UCLA,…

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Minds Matter Adds Thirteenth Chapter in Detroit

New York, NY – April 4, 2016 — Minds Matter, a national non-profit organization serving accomplished high school students from low-income families, approved the addition of a 13th chapter in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit chapter will begin serving students in Fall 2016 and received a generous grant for seed funding from The Taubman Foundation. The…

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Minds Matter Washington D.C. Sends Students to Prestigious Summer Programs  

New York, NY – March 30, 2016 – Minds Matter Washington, D.C. is sending its first class of students to summer programs this year. Several students have already gained acceptance to prestigious programs at Harvard Medical School via the National Student Leadership Conference, Cornell and Carnegie Mellon. Minds Matter is an intensive three-year academic and…

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Minds Matter Interviewed for Nonprofit Voice

Minds Matter’s Executive Director Ellen Magnis spoke with 103.9’s The Nonprofit Voice about Minds Matter and her own experiences as a first-generation college graduate. We were honored for the opportunity to highlight the important work that Minds Matter is doing to serve accomplished students from low-income families. Click to listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of…

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