PREPARING FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND
Minds Matter of Los Angeles is a chapter of the national Minds Matter organization. Since its founding in New York City in 1991, the effectiveness of Minds Matter is affirmed—100% of our students have been accepted into a four-year college. The organization has expanded to fourteen cities nationwide, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, the Twin Cities and Washington D.C.
The Los Angeles chapter of Minds Matter launched in 2010 and has grown to serve 65 students enrolled in the three-year program, along with supporting 75 alumni studying at top colleges and universities, 31 college graduates, and 3 of our alumni who have earned graduate degrees. Minds Matter’s success comes from our generous financial partners and more than 180 unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to helping our students achieve their goal of a college education. We are honored to have many of our alumni return to serve as volunteers.
HOW WE HELP
Closing the Gap
“Low-income students face barriers to college success at every stage of the education pipeline, from elementary school through post-secondary education, sometimes in spite of their academic achievements.”
White House Report, 2014