AnitaMarie Nelson

Business Management, Robert Morris University

With two daughters currently in college, AnitaMarie knows what it takes to guide young people through this sometimes scary process. She has been so helpful in supporting her first mentee in her college access journey that she recently agreed to mentor a second young lady! 

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Jonathan Allsop

BA Music, University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan grew up in one of the poorest cities in America and grabbed every educational opportunity he could to make a better life. Now he works at a Fortune 500 company and also gets to live his dream of stage acting on the side. He has always loved helping others, and we're so honored he has chosen to invest his time and talent in one of our young people, too. 


Tracy Cupper

Masters of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

BA Psychology, Calvin College

Tracy's heart for teenagers and background in psychology and social work make her an excellent mentor to a young lady from foster care. We appreciate her dedication and passion. 


Margaret Marion

BA Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

MA Clinical Social Work, University of Chicago

Margaret's experience growing up as a second-generation foster youth gives her insight into the barriers our students face. Her creativity and dedication to guiding youth toward a better future are invaluable assets to the young lady she mentors. 

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Zach Danielson

MS Computer Science, DePaul University

BS Physics, North Park University

As a father to three boys, one adopted through foster care, Zach knows firsthand the value (and for some, the novelty) of having good male role models. Zach has been a popular SAT math tutor with our students in the past and now takes on the larger role of mentor to a young man eager to succeed in college and adulthood.  


Cara Ruffo

BS Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Florida


Kira Schnell-Harrison

BA Marketing, Marian University


Javier Sanchez

Masters of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

BA Sociology, Roosevelt University


Jenn Splinter

MA Force Migration - Refugee Law, University of East London

BA International Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

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Cynthia Valentin

Masters of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago

BA Psychology and Criminal Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Diondra Wilcher

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Leah Procopi

BS System Engineering, University of Virginia

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Rebecca Wolf

Master of Library Science, Dominican University

BA Anthropology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

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Ellen Miller

MA International Human Rights Law, American University in Cairo

BA International Studies, DePaul University

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