• Mission: Mentor Tutor Connection (MTC) helps build brighter futures for local youth in Los Altos and Mountain View through tutoring and mentoring programs that improve social and academic life skills.
• 2015 update: Mentor Tutor Connection’s first full year under its new name (formerly Partners for New Generations) was a busy one. MTC hired its first executive director, Carol Fisher, and welcomed three new members to the staff.
The number of volunteer tutors (78) and mentors (64) remained approximately the same as last year – as did the total students served (423) – but Chairwoman Sally Meadows said the grassroots organization continues to be on “a three-year growth trajectory.” She credited Fisher, who mentored for two years and has served on the boards of the Community Health and Awareness Council and the Mountain View Whisman School District, for moving MTC in the right direction.
• Why the Holiday Fund is needed: Although MTC has low overhead (no office space or full-time staff), donations are needed to cover program-related expenses that include recruiting, screening and training volunteers.
Mentor Tutor Connection
Location: Public schools in Los Altos and Mountain View
Annual budget: $175,000
Staff: 5 part-time employees; 142 volunteers
Information: 641-2821; mentortutorconnection.org