Encore: January 25, 2017

Paula Gavin, CSO of iMentor, and Bianca Gottesman & Jade Nieves, a mentor-mentee duo, will discuss empowering first-generation students in low-income communities.

Interested in becoming a mentor? Learn more about NYC Service’s new initiative and how you can help the city’s students as a mentor.

Learn more about iMentor and how you can be a part of a partnership like Bianca and Jade’s.


Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.

Aired on June 30, 2017; January 1, 2018; July 3, 2018; December 28, 2018; July 15, 2019. 


MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


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