Minds Matter News

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

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   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…

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

CHICAGO – Minds Matter Featured in Chicago Tribune

By MindsMatter | January 4, 2019

Minds Matter’s Chicago chapter was featured in the Chicago Tribune. Link to the article is below! Do good helping low-income students live up to their college potential

Ten Great Reasons to Donate to Minds Matter

By MindsMatter | January 4, 2019

1.  Minds Matter.  We believe genius knows no zip code.  However, youth from low income backgrounds are significantly less likely to pursue a college degree or finish one once there than their higher income peers.   2.  Thousands of Lives Changed.  Minds Matter is changing the lives of thousands of youth across the country, positively influencing…

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

By MindsMatter | May 5, 2017

New Program Will Guarantee College Admission, Scholarships to all Minds Matter Students   DENVER, May 5, 2017 — Minds Matter of Colorado, 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 low-income…