Minds Matter News

New PhRMA Scholars program provides support to exceptional college-bound DC students

By mindsmatterdc | June 25, 2021

In partnership with Minds Matter DC, the PhRMA Scholars program aims to help high achieving students from low-income backgrounds in the Washington, D.C. community cover costs associated with attending college or university. “Minds Matter DC is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to connect driven and determined students from low-income families with the people,…

MMDC Mentee Clau Diah Receives a Full Ride to GW University

By Minds Matter DC | April 14, 2018

Clau Diah joined Minds Matter DC in its inaugural year as one of only five sophomores from a competitive pool of applicants. She indicated a strong interest in psychology, medicine, and creative writing. Throughout the course of her first year with Minds Matter, she worked diligently with her mentors and instructors to improve her SAT…

Mentee Spotlight: Justice Wright

By Minds Matter DC | April 12, 2018

So, to get started can you tell me your name, the year you are in school, and your favorite subject? My name is Justice Wright. I’m a senior at Cesar Chavez, and my favorite subject is math. I like that there’s a right and wrong answer. Do you have any hobbies or extracurriculars? I love…

Mentee Spotlight: Mariah Randriambololona

By Minds Matter DC | April 12, 2018

Would you mind telling me your name, what school you go to, and your favorite subject? My name is Mariah Randriambololona. I go to Woodrow Wilson senior high school, and my favorite subject is psychology. Outside of school do you have any hobbies or extracurriculars that you’re involved in? I’m really involved in community service…

Support MMDC through Amazon Smile

By Minds Matter DC | March 26, 2018

We are excited to announce that Minds Matter DC is now registered with Amazon Smile! When you shop through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Minds Matter of Washington, DC. This is a great, easy way to support the mission of Minds Matter while doing your everyday shopping. Simply use this…

Mentee Spotlight: Darlyn Portillo

By Minds Matter DC | January 29, 2018

Where do you study, and what is your favorite subject? I’m in 12th grade at E. L. Haynes high school and my favorite subject right now would be AP calculus. How has being in Minds Matter impacted you and your future goals? Minds Matter has impacted me in a lot of ways. It helped me…

Mentee Spotlight: Troyan Chaney

By Minds Matter DC | October 29, 2017

How has your experience been at Minds Matter so far? It’s been super cool. I like meeting the other students. I like my mentors also. What are your mentors like? They’re super, super smart. I come to them with things that I’m thinking about, the outside world, or politics, and stuff like that. I can…

Interview with Clarence Cross, Chavez Parkside High School Guidance Counselor

By Minds Matter DC | October 29, 2017

What first intrigued you about the Minds Matter opportunity for your students? I immediately appreciated Minds Matter’s rigorous application process.  It isn’t an ‘everyone who applies is in’ type of program.  I think that’s great.  This creates an expectation for the type of MM student and the type of program MM will be.  A lot…

Minds Matter Washington D.C. Sends Students To Prestigious Summer Programs

By Minds Matter DC | March 30, 2016

New York, NY – March 30, 2016 – Minds Matter Washington, D.C. is sending its first class of students to summer programs this year. Several students have already gained acceptance to prestigious programs at Harvard Medical School via the National Student Leadership Conference, Cornell and Carnegie Mellon. Minds Matter is an intensive three-year academic and…

Event: Minds Matter Mixer

By Minds Matter DC | March 22, 2016