Minds Matter News

Kimberly Alvarado awarded scholarship for outstanding essay!

By Jonathan Weiss | 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!

By Jonathan Weiss | 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

By Randy Wagner | 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!

By Brian McAllester | 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

By Brian McAllester | 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

By Brian McAllester | 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/