Cares Mentor-Recruitment Circles

NCMM's central office in Atlanta, Georgia, provides organizational direction, leadership, and technical support to communities that are developing local CARES Circles. Our mission is to create a Circle wherever our children are losing ground.

CARES Circles are networks of individuals in each area who work together to recruit caring, committed adult to mentor our vulnerable young. The goal is to connect every at-risk Black youngster with a caring adult through existing youth-service organizations, using the proven-effective one-to-one or group-mentoring models. Every study available shows that mentoring works miracles and can give even our most challenged young people the vision and encouragement they need to heal and build happy, productive, self-sustaining lives.

Our mentor-recruitment circles are the heart of our Movement. To join a CARES Circle in your area, call the National CARES office at 404-584-2744 and get connected. To create a CARES circle in your community, download the Tool Kit here.

Local CARES Mentor-Recruitment Circles are operating, or in formation, in the following areas:

Anchorage
Annapolis
Austin
Augusta
Atlanta
Baltimore
Birmingham
Boston
Broward County, FL
Charleston
Charlotte
Chicago
Cleveland

Columbia, NC
Dallas
Dayton
Denver
Detroit
Frederick County, MD
Greensboro
Houston
Kansas City
Jacksonville, FL
Las Vegas
Los Angeles

Memphis
Minneapolis
Montgomery
Nashville
New York City
Oakland
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Raleigh
Sacramento
Savannah
Seattle
Washington, DC



Local CARES Circle Activities:

  • Serve as a voice for mentoring in local communities;
  • Lead on-the-ground mentor-recruitment efforts;
  • Form an ongoing relationship and system of communication with vetted local mentoring organizations;
  • Work with committed community leaders, including educators, to engage the community in strengthening public education and turning underserved schools into top-tier, safe learning environments;
  • Serve as a local point of contact for NCMM;
  • Share best practices with Circles in other cities, towns and hamlets.

Linking arms and aims, we will write a new history for our children and our community. What's needed is you, right now!

Contact the National CARES office at 404-584-2744.

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