Honoring Black Lives and Standing Against Racism and Injustice

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: All Posts, News|

Dear SLM Community – We are angered and heartbroken by the devastating brutality, racism, and injustice facing our nation in the wake of continued senseless violence against Black people. These incidents are not new and are not isolated.   People of color are disproportionately im ... Read More >

Mentee spotlight: a “backbone of support”

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

Jessica (mentee) and Chelsea (mentor) were matched in January of 2018. They took some time to write about their match with the SLM community. Reflections from Jessica: Chelsea and I have been matched for about 2 years now. Some of the things that we like to do together are go see ... Read More >

Resources for the Silver Lining Mentoring Community During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: News|

  During these challenging times, Silver Lining Mentoring remains committed to its young people, mentors, and community members. Now more than ever, we need to identify new ways to build connection and community, while protecting the safety and health of all. Please click her ... Read More >

Silver Lining Mentoring’s Response to COVID-19

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: All Posts, News|

At Silver Lining Mentoring, we are deeply committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our community and continuing to serve as strong allies for young people impacted by foster care. Please click here to read about our response to COVID-19.   ... Read More >

Why is the SLM Camping Trip so Important?

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

By Alaina Rosenberry Much has changed in my nine-year tenure at SLM. Over the years we’ve changed our name, more than tripled the number of youth we serve in mentoring relationships, developed new services and more recently launched a national arm to bring our best practices to me ... Read More >

Silver Lining Mentoring Awarded Mentoring Matching Grant of $18,500

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

Contact: Sandra Hodgetts, Development Manager, (617) 778-1312, For immediate release Boston, October 22, 2019: Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding quality youth mentoring in Massachuset ... Read More >

Former Harvard Kennedy School Director Barbara Best to join Silver Lining Mentoring as Executive Director

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

CEO Colby Swettberg excited to lead alongside Best as national division opens Contact: Cori Mykoff, Director of Development, (617) 209-5307, For immediate release BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2019: Barbara Best, former Executive Director of the Center for Publi ... Read More >

How SLM’s Values Show Up for Me as a Grant Writer

By |August 23rd, 2019|Categories: All Posts, Cultural Responsiveness, News|

By Sannie Hodgetts At Silver Lining Mentoring, we have five core values: Commitment, Community, Innovation, Cultural Responsiveness, and Gratitude. These values guide every aspect of our work for every member of our team. As Development Manager, my primary responsibility is to wri ... Read More >

Interview with Lee Nave, Jr.: Silver Lining Mentoring Board of Ambassador member and City Council Candidate for District 9

By |August 5th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

Lee Nave, Jr By Kelly Ferguson Staff member Kelly Ferguson sat down with Lee to talk about his background in student organizing and juvenile justice and his vision for a more equitable Boston. Meet Lee Lee Nave Jr. is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and is the oldest of three ch ... Read More >

Mentee Spotlight: What Silver Lining Means To Me

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

Sofia and Hannah By Sofia Cusick, mentee Hi! My name is Sofia and my mentor is Hannah – we’ve been matched together for almost a year and a half with Silver Lining Mentoring. Silver Lining Mentoring is an organization that brings together youth in foster care with mentors to do ... Read More >

A Day in the Life of SLM’s Data & Evaluation Manager

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

By Taylor Folt As Silver Lining Mentoring’s Data and Evaluation Manager, I am privileged to bring together the excitement of technology with the mission of the organization. There are so many positions and ways to propel the work of a nonprofit without being directly involved in t ... Read More >

“What is the main takeaway”? Spoiler alert: Connection

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: All Posts, News|

By Valentina Alfaro E. As a Community Based Mentoring (CBM) Program Coordinator here at Silver Lining Mentoring, I support mentor-mentee matches throughout their journeys with the organization. One of my favorite parts of this role is working with teens and young adults as they tr ... Read More >

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