September 20, 2017
 
Mass Mentoring Partnership and English at Large Receive Grants

June 19, 2014 — Mass Mentoring Partnership, a statewide mentoring organization, and English at Large, a nonprofit that teaches English to adult immigrants and refugees in the Greater Boston area, announced that they recently have received grants to advance their basic missions.

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a Boston-based nonprofit that provides mentors to youth statewide, announced it has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to strengthen the field of mentoring across Massachusetts.

Bank of America and MMP have partnered since 2005 and was recently recognized as a Partner of the Year at the 2013 Boston Business Journal Corporate Citizenship Summit.

MMP said the grant will enable it to continue to develop and enhance mentoring programs, position mentoring as an effective strategy to strengthen communities, and strengthen the delivery of its Quality Based Membership, training and technical assistance, mentor recruitment and match activity resources to meet the needs of the youth development field.

“By partnering together, Bank of America and Mass Mentoring are able to strengthen communities and workforce development through quality mentoring, driving more youth to be academically, socially and emotionally ready to pursue higher education or enter the workforce,” said Marty Martinez, president and CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership.

“Mass Mentoring is one of our most popular partners when it comes to employee engagement, and for good reason. They bring expertise to so many other organizations, it extends our involvement to those partners as well,” said Bob Gallery, Massachusetts president, Bank of America.

Founded in 1992, MMP today serves more than 200 mentoring programs statewide supporting 30,000 youth in mentoring relationships.

English At Large Receives Grant to Expand Work in Lexington

English At Large, a Medford-based nonprofit that provides free English classes to adult immigrants and refugees in 21 Greater Boston area communities, announced that it was recently awarded $7,500 from the Community Endowment of Lexington.

The grant will support the expansion of the organization’s programs in Lexington. As of last year, there were thirty-five Lexington learners waitlisted for EAL’s conversation groups.

Qingjian Shi, executive director for English At Large, said, “We are honored to be a recipient of this award. Lexington is a community with a growing need for English language instruction for its newcomers and we are confident that this grant from the Community Endowment of Lexington will help us meet this need.”

Founded in Lexington in 1970, the nonprofit, assisted by a network of hundreds of trained volunteers, has helped more than 10,000 local adult learners.

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