Hats off to the Development team for hosting our best Soirée yet! We were able to raise a record-breaking $239K for our students. The funds raised at Soirée support a number of familiar and essential aspects of Minds Matter SF - tuition and travel for summer programs, safe and comfortable session locations, and ACT/SAT test and application fee waivers, just to name a few. Thank you to the entire Minds Matter SF family for making this year's Soirée a success - We can't wait to see everyone again at Gala!
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Wang Cheng (Jack) Ieong, a 2017 Minds Matter SF graduate, went on to obtain his Economics degree at University of California, Berkeley. Jack was recently named a Forbes Under 30 Scholar. Congratulations on the award in recognition of your excellent achievements. We wish you all the best as you soar to greater heights and take on the world. #forbes #2019forbes30underscholar #graduate #mmsfalumus #ucberkely #wins #victory #studentstories
What happens to the college admissions process as more and more students have high GPAs and outstanding test scores? At Minds Matter SF, we seek to be comprehensive by taking into account more than just standardized test scores and essays. We focus on three pillars - Discovery, Planning, and Readiness - that equip students with the self-knowledge, expressive skills, and social readiness necessary to stand out in their college applications and beyond. https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/05/college-admissions-gpa-sat-act/561167/
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Throwback moment of the storytelling workshop with Andy Raskin two weeks ago where our students learned how to use storytelling to answer "Tell us about yourself" in professional settings. We are amazed at the endless ways storytelling is such an important skill to develop. "Story FTW. Every time." Well said, Andy – and awesome quote! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time with our students! We are grateful for your passion.
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Less than two days left! Last chance to buy your Soirée tickets (link in bio)! We're so happy to celebrate Minds Matter San Francisco's 10th anniversary at our Annual Soirée, held at The Pearl San Francisco.
This year's highlights include: 1. Keynote speaker Eric McDonnell, former COO of United Way Bay Area 2. "Science Fair" of summer program reports from our students 3. A special Minds Matter San Francisco alumni guest speech 4. Delicious cocktails and dinner with your closest Minds Matter family
We can't wait to see you on October 9th!
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We all know San Francisco is the finest city by the bay, but here's your chance to visit the city that never sleeps... New York, New York! AmFund is offering an unforgettable Big Apple vacation - don't forget to bid at our Soirée. #bigapple #newyork
Take a trip for two to experience the Pleasures and Treasures of Tuscany, a vacation opportunity available at our Soirée live auction from our nonprofit partner, AmFund. Enjoy incredible food, art, and history in a place like no other.
MMSF was proud to have special guest Mayor @londonbreed at our session this past weekend sharing her experiences with the financial burden of going to college and the importance of finding mentorship and support. What a treat for our students to hear Mayor Breed speak about their communities and the priorities of the city of San Francisco.
Okay folks, through our partnership with Amfund we are excited to bring amazing experiences to our auction, and the way to bid on them is to attend our Annual Soirée on Wednesday, October 9th at The Pearl San Francisco.
We will be giving you a sneak peak at some of the amazing items available during the live auction portion of our Soirée. For your chance to bid on them and other incredible experiences like staying in an Irish castle or wine tasting in France, buy your ticket today (Link in our bio)! Can't make it to our Soirée but still want to make an impact? You can now make donations on our website: https://www.mindsmattersf.org/donate-today
We can't wait to see you on Oct. 9!
The New York Times recently published an amazing piece on the challenges low-income students face in college - an eye-opening read.