Minds Matter News

Summer Program Spotlight: Meet Emma

November 24, 2019

The school year is off to a great start at Minds Matter Chicago but the experiences and memories our students had at their summer programs will last a lifetime. Meet Emma For her summer experience, Emma was excited to learn more about International Relations, so she applied to the JSA program at Stanford. When she…

Dropped Consulting to Drop Beats: Meet the MM Alum & Entertainment Entrepreneur Who’s Spinning at the 2019 MM Spring for Students

March 22, 2019

August 10th, 2018, the day before his 24th birthday, Martin Arredondo walked out the doors of the elite RSM accounting firm for the last time, saying an early farewell to a promising career in finance consultancy. He wasn’t making a strategic move to another company; he was starting his own: DJ Mayhem Entertainment. On March…

Kimberly Alvarado awarded scholarship for outstanding essay!

October 23, 2018

We are proud to announce that our very own, Kimberly Alvarado, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship for her outstanding Hispanic Heritage Month essay! The award was presented by City Treasurer, Kurt Summers. Kimberly’s scholarship will be used to support her first year of college. Congrats, Kimberly! See the story here!

Minds Matter Chicago Featured in the Chicago Tribune!

March 8, 2018

RedEye, a publication of the Chicago Tribune, engaged Minds Matter Chicago President, Maria Ptouchkina, regarding how the organization has helped bridge the college enrollment discrepancy gap in low versus high-income students. Read the article for yourself! Do good helping low-income students live up to their college potential

Minds Matter Chicago Publishes Our 10th Annual Report

August 9, 2017

10 years ago, we leveled the playing field by giving bright, motivated students – regardless of socioeconomic status – the help they needed to ensure their dreams of attending college. In this 10th Annual Report we are sharing the accomplishments and the success stories of our students. We are excited for the road ahead, and hope you’ll join…

Minds Matter Wins Support with the 100 Women in Finance Donation!

May 28, 2017

Each year, 100WF selects a U.S. beneficiary for its fundraising efforts. In December 2016, Minds Matter was honored to accept this amazing recognition … along with the equally amazing $1.2 Million donation to our growing national organization! For more details: Minds Matter to Receive $1.2 Million as 100 Women in Finance U.S. Beneficiary  

500+ Friends & Supporters joined our ‘Spring For The Students’ Gala

May 27, 2017

At our annual Gala at Adler Planetarium on March 31st, we had a lot to celebrate! In 2016-2017 academic year, we served 20 Senior, 23 Junior, and 21 Sophomore students from Chicago public high schools. We are proud of all the hard work our mentees have put into the program – the long hours of college…

Minds Matter National Welcomes a New CEO – Gadi Ben-Menachem

May 15, 2017

Minds Matter Chicago is thrilled to welcome our new National CEO! Our dynamic new leader has lots of great ideas and is already hard at work, taking our organization to the next level. Check it out: https://www.mindsmatter.org/2016/11/14/minds-matter-welcomes-new-ceo-to-national-office/