Anisa Ara is recognized as the December 2019 DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Mentor of the Month. Ara was selected because of her commitment to her mentee Dior and her dedication to our core values. Ara is a Senior at The Temple University majoring in Management Information Systems and has been a member of DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. since August 2019.
As a mentor, Anisa has provided guidance for her mentee in both personal and professional matters. One of her proudest accomplishments serving with DonCARES is helping her mentee Dior spearhead a documentary on mass incarceration.
After graduation, Ara will work at IBM in Washington D.C. DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Executive Director Donovan Forrest says: "Anisa is an absolute powerhouse as a scholar and an activist. We are glad that she can advocate for her mentee by serving as a mentor and friend and for speaking so highly of our organization in her professional circles."
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Mentorship program introduces high school students of color to their college student contemporaries