our mission

To build long term, life changing relationships with urban New England youth, equipping them for a plan for the future to thrive and contribute to their community.

make an impact

our seven core beliefs

  1. We believe that EVERY CHILD is of great worth and has the desire and potential to succeed.
  2. We believe that LONG-TERM, 24/7 RELATIONSHIPS with caring adults have proven positive outcomes in the lives of our urban youth.
  3. We believe that a HOLISTIC approach is essential for a strong and healthy future for our youth.
  4. We believe that TEACHER-MENTORS WHO COME FROM SIMILAR BACKGROUNDS as the students can have a positive influence and make all the difference.
  5. We believe that the SERVANT LEADERSHIP, creating a culture of selflessness and service, is the foundation for leadership.
  6. We believe in the intrinsic DIGNITY of every person and act accordingly.
  7. We believe that COLLABORATION yields the best long-term results, acknowledging that the complex work in our urban centers cannot be done single handedly.

a bold take on education

our team

Rhea Gordon

Rhea Gordon
CEO/Executive Director

Kevin

Roeuth Lan
Adventure Coordinator & Teacher-Mentor

Kendra Gordon
Teacher-Mentor

Edwin Veira
Teacher-Mentor

Jackyie Gonzalez
Teacher-Mentor

Daniel Saigbah
Teacher-Mentor

Kevin Destin
Teacher-Mentor

Eli Casado
Teacher-Mentor

Liz Passamonte
Administrator

Elizabeth Cheung
Social Media Coordinator

our board

Rhea Gordon

Jim Pocock
President & Board Member

Rhea Gordon

Rhea Gordon
CEO/Executive Director

Rhea Gordon

Theresa Littauer
Secretary

Mike Ahearn
Board Member

Rhea Gordon

Carolyn Breen
Board Member

Rhea Gordon

Tom Colatosti
Board Member

Ed Faruolo
Board Member

Cecilio Hernandez
D.Min, Board Member

Chris O’Connell
Board Member

Wen Sailer
Board Member

Mark Wambolt
Board Member

advisory Board

Laurel Sweeney
Global Market Access & Health Policy Executive Professional

Greg Herrema
Senior Vice President and President of
Customer Channels Group at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Tom Shields
Entrepreneur and Serial CEO

Mitch Breen
Senior Vice President of Sales for Plexxi Hewlett Packard Enterprise