Take an active role in helping immigrant students succeed.

Our scholars will face many challenges as they navigate college and start working toward their career goals. Our professionally accomplished mentors are matched with scholars who wish to join their respective fields to help ensure they get the most out of their college experience and are set up for long-term professional and personal success.

What Does Mentorship Entail?

  1. Regular Contact and Periodic In-Person Meetings
    Esperanza recognizes that each mentor-scholar relationship is unique. We encourage each pair to maintain monthly contact via phone or email. In addition, we ask that each mentor visit his or her scholar on campus at least once a year. The time commitment can vary widely, but is typically between 3-7 hours a month.
  2. Participation in Three Annual Events: Esperanza also hosts three annual events for its scholars that mentors are highly recommended to attend.
    • Orientation session on what to expect from mentorship.
    • Meet-and-greet with scholars to share their interests before final selection.
    • Career Skills Day. In March, Esperanza hosts a Career Skills Day for our scholars and we ask mentors to participate in a panel or to volunteer in some other way.

How Do I Become a Mentor and Support the Scholar Success Program?

Apply to be a Mentor

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact our Scholar Success Chair, Veronica Marin, at veronica.marin@esperanzafund.org, or apply directly for consideration by July 30th, 2017.

Join the Committee

If you are interested in participating in Career Day or helping to put together programs for our scholars and mentors, please contact our Scholar Success Chair, Veronica Marin, at veronica.marin@esperanzafund.org.