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245 5th Avenue
Suite 702
New York, NY  10016

Since its founding in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has provided mentors to all children who need a caring adult role model in their lives--a special friend who can help to expand their horizons and enrich their futures. The agency also trains community organizations in every neighborhood to establish their own mentoring programs. Through the Workplace Mentoring Center, founded in 1991, over 4500 corporate volunteers have been matched in one-to-one relationships with at risk youth ages 12-18, from schools throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. In less time than you think, you can volunteer as a mentor and help shape a young person’s future.

Being dedicated to finding creative new solutions to fit the needs of diverse groups, BBBS offers many other unique programs, in addition to its Workplace program; BBBS offers: Traditional Mentoring, Juvenile Justice Mentoring, Incredible Kids program, Foster Care program, September 11 th , and School Based Mentoring.

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350 Broadway
Suite 500
New York, NY  10013

Become a Power Lunch Volunteer. Power Lunch is a lunchtime reading and mentoring program run by Everybody Wins! EW! partners with companies whose employees volunteer to be paired with a student in an elementary school near their office for weekly reading and mentoring. Becoming a Power Lunch volunteer is a great and easy way to make a meaningful contribution to the community. Many volunteers read with the same student for several years. Participants report it is one of the best hours of their week. The companies listed below have established Power Lunch programs. We will notify WSV members when recruitment at their company will take place. We hope to see you there!! Aetos Capital LLC, Alston & Bird LLC, Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., Bloomberg LP, Bowne & Company, Inc., Browne Brothers Harriman & Co., Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin JPMorganChase, Lehman Brothers, Liberty Partners, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Standard & Poor’s Corp., Sullivan & Cromwell, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, TIAA CREF, UBS, Wall Street Journal.

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40 Exchange Place
Suite 401
New York, NY  10005

iMentor’s mission is to improve the lives of young people from underserved communities through innovative, technology-based approaches to youth mentoring and education. iMentor works closely with public school teachers and after-school programs to bring the iMentor program to over 400 students in New York City each year. After partnering with a site, iMentor matches students one-on-one with carefully screened and trained adult mentors. Pairs then communicate at least once or twice a week via email and meet in person four to six times a year at iMentor-sponsored events. iMentor provides a unique mentoring experience by incorporating technology with traditional face-to-face mentoring. iMentor focuses on mentoring, technological and literacy skills and creating opportunities for students and teachers. In six short years iMentor has already matched and supported over 2,000 pairs.

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5 Hanover Square
17th Floor
New York, NY  10004

Founded in 1987 by then New York State First Lady, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Mentoring USA (MUSA) provides structured, one-to-one mentoring in New York City to particularly "at risk" populations:young children who are at risk of educational failure, children in foster care, children who have experienced trauma, and children who have been homeless or have recently immigrated to this country. Children succeed, despite enormous personal, economic, or societal obstacles, do so because caring, competent adults who believe in them are a consistent part of their life. MUSA's goal is to supply such links to children before it is too late, in the form of early, consistent, frequent and supported attention by trained adult mentors.

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Skills for work. Confidence for life.

11 Park Place
7th Floor
New York, NY  10007

Streetwise Partners, Inc. aims to bridge the gap between low-income individuals in search of administrative jobs and businesses in need of qualified entry-level workers. We provide a program through which the best and brightest philanthropic individuals from corporate America provide one-on-one job training to low-income and/or unemployed individuals. Participants learn valuable and necessary computer, interviewing and job skills through weekly sessions with volunteers from companies throughout New York City.

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