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David B. Shapiro
David B. Shapiro is the president and CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. He is also chair of the board of the Mass Nonprofit Network and on the boards of Common Impact and Friends of the Children-Boston.

Entries by David B. Shapiro

The Business Case for Private-Sector Involvement in Youth Mentoring

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 2:04 PM

By David B. Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and Nancy Altobello, Global Vice Chair, Talent, EY

Sixteen million American youth -- one in three -- will reach the age of 19 without ever having had a mentor of any kind, according to The Mentoring...

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Mentoring Matters

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 12:51 PM

With extensive media coverage of protesters around the country responding to recent tragedies by amplifying the evocative refrain "Black Lives Matter," it's easy to forget that these events are also representative of a silent crisis that often goes unreported and unrecognized.

Many young people, particularly those living in poverty,...

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The Corporate Case for Mentoring the Grads of Life

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 5:30 PM

There's no doubt we have a rapidly changing economy and a labor force undergoing dramatic shifts, but we also operate on a proven principle that support and connection leads to opportunity and productivity. Right now, there is an untapped pool of nearly six million 16-24 year olds - 1 in...

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The Mentoring Effect: How the President's Brother's Keeper Initiative Taps This Critical Asset

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 2:09 PM

Nearly every major indicator of economic, social and physical well-being reveals that our country's African-American men do not have access to the structural supports and resources that drive social and economic mobility. Our nation cannot thrive when a significant portion of our population faces a disproportionate number of obstacles to...

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The Mentoring Effect

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 3:04 PM

Can a simple mentoring relationship rescue a life in peril? In a world with few easy solutions, there are innumerable stories -- and a new survey -- that demonstrate this could be possible. Let's start with one of these stories.

Dago was on the...

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