Minds Matter News

Letter to Our Stakeholders, Fall 2021

By MindsMatter | August 23, 2021

  Dear Minds Matter Stakeholders: Hope this letter finds you enjoying a fun and relaxing summer.   Ours was quite productive and exciting — full of new initiatives, summer programming, and preparation for our 2021 graduates (and even some 2020 graduates) anxiously readying for that first step on their new college campuses!   Thanks for…

Minds Matter is seeking a Chief Executive Officer

By MindsMatter | August 22, 2021

In this role, the CEO will advance the organization’s achievement of exceptional outcomes by inspiring Chapter collaboration while empowering staff and volunteers alike. This leader will need to be operationally-oriented and be willing to both manage the daily responsibilities that keep the organization running while also being a key voice in setting and executing upon…

Letter to Our Stakeholders, Spring 2021

By MindsMatter | August 10, 2021

  Dear Stakeholders: As first quarter of 2021 closes, this time of year is both exhilarating and nerve-wracking here at Minds Matter. Right now, our high school seniors across the country await in hopeful anticipation for those final college decisions. It’s a three-year journey on which we have walked with them. In the meantime, let’s…

World Series of Poker Finalist Pledges Support for Minds Matter

By MindsMatter | December 21, 2020

Minds Matter National congratulates Gershon Distenfeld on qualifying for the final round of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) to take place later this month. Mr. Distenfeld, a long-time supporter of Minds Matter and its commitment to advancing educational equity, has pledged to donate 100% of his tournament winnings to charity. “Congratulations, Gershon, and best…

Minds Matter Continues its Unprecedented Success with a New Mission Statement

By MindsMatter | November 25, 2020

Core of 100% successful program stays the same with new clarity and refinement of purpose November 30, 2020 New York, NY Since its inception in 1991, Minds Matter has been dedicated to transforming the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. The results…

May 2019 Newsletter

By MindsMatter | May 20, 2019

  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,…

A Letter To Our Minds Matter Students

By MindsMatter | March 16, 2019

As you gather for your Saturday sessions today across the country, we want you to know something. We Believe in You Today, More than Ever. Because We Believe Minds Matter. If there is anything this past week’s events around the college bribery scandal proved to us is just how important our volunteer work at Minds…

The Dr. Oz Show to Feature Minds Matter on January 4th

By MindsMatter | January 4, 2019

NEW YORK — The Dr. Oz Show will feature a segment about the work of Minds Matter on January 4th, 2019 on various nationally syndicated channels.  The segment will feature how Minds Matter began including testimonials from both current students and a successful alumnus of the program — Eugene Palatulan, M.D. “We are so thrilled that The Dr.…

Minds Matter Co-Founder Recognized by Points of Light Foundation and L’Oreal Paris

By MindsMatter | January 4, 2019

POINTS OF LIGHT: First-Generation Graduate Mentors Underserved Youth for College Access and Success L’OREAL PARIS: L’Oréal Paris Announces 2017 Women of Worth Honorees

LOS ANGELES – Minds Matter of Los Angeles Celebrates College Signing Day with Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti

By MindsMatter | January 4, 2019

Check out the college signing day celebration for Minds Matter students in Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. Link to the article is below! Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation kicks off 2018 College and Career Accelerator