United Way's Mentoring Institute of Coastal Fairfield County has been recognized as the 2013 Community Partner of the Year by the National Black MBA Association Westchester/Greater Connecticut Chapter (NBMBAA). The award recognizes organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the local African American community, and is given to those that have demonstrated "exceptional and sustained leadership, and who have contributed significant time and talent to the NBMBAA Westchester/Greater Connecticut Chapter and communities it serves." The National Black MBA Association Westchester/Greater Connecticut Chapter is one of 15 network members of The Mentoring Institute.
The Mentoring Institute has provided resources for our chapter’s Leaders of Tomorrow High School Mentoring program. The educational and networking opportunities afforded to our chapter by the Mentoring Institute’s sessions and programs are a significant bonus to our mentors, executive board and the students we serve. The chapter has been able to leverage assistance with building our capacity to recruit and train mentors and learn new and innovative mentoring best practices through our membership. The Institute helps us raise community awareness on the importance and benefits of mentoring in our program. In addition, allowing our mentors to be recognized in the annual Mentor Banquet has contributed to the high morale and dedication of our mentors.
Congratulations to The Mentoring Institute of Coastal Fairfield County for this honor!
Pictured: Anne Gribbon, Executive Director, School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport, Inc; Winnie Roberts, President, National Black MBA Association, Inc. Westchester/ Greater Connecticut Chapter; Soraya Bilbao-Kuo, Program Manager, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County/The Mentoring Institute of Coastal Fairfield County.