Mentee of the Month- Lizandro Urena

DonCARES recognizes Lizandro Urena as the September 2020 DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Mentee of the Month. Urena was selected because of his commitment to his education and his perseverance in dealing with life's challenges. Urena is currently a rising Senior at The U School and has been a member of DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. since October 2017. DonCARES Executive Director Donovan Forrest met Urena after a Man Up Discussion at The U School in October 2017. Since knowing Urena, Forrest and his team introduced him to acting opportunities, Philadelphia based entrepreneurs, and professional development workshops. Forrest and Urena's teachers at The U School are proud of him and all of his

For Immediate Release: From the desk of our executive director

Beloved, Thank you for five great years of mentoring impact. As the founder and executive director of this beloved organization, I have found it at times, extremely hard to process the recent change in season. DonCARES has in many ways been a lifejacket for many of our students' dreams including my own. In mourning what I thought for so long was the end of our mission, I limited communication to those who needed to hear from me the most. In recent weeks, however, I've found my encouragement. Over the past five years, we've spoken in over twelve schools, held over twenty speaking events, matched over forty students with mentors, fought food insecurity, sponsored essay contests, hosted block-c

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