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iMentor Chicago

  • Zulmarie Bosques
  • Associate Director of Program
  • 312-550-1258

Program Description

iMentor facilitates mentoring relationships that ensure more students from low-income communities enroll in college and graduate with a degree. In fall of 2015, iMentor Chicago kicked off our inaugural program year at North-Grand High School, where we are serving the full 11th-grade class of 207 students. We received more than 400 mentor applications from interested volunteers, many of whom represent the top firms and businesses in the city, including Salesforce, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Accenture, Chicago Public Schools, and DePaul. We are currently building a waiting list for mentors who would like to join our program in the fall of 2016. With the addition of two new school partners, and more to come in year three and four of programming, iMentor Chicago will scale to serve 2,400+ students annually by 2018. Become a mentor today and help guide a young person on the path to college completion.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 9889
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (10)


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Knox College
  • Loyola University Chicago

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 98%