James and Jackson founded Mentor Collective in 2014. Originally, they did pro bono work with a few regional universities in Boston designing mentorship programs for international and first-generation students. Over time, those early partners encouraged James and Jackson to consider supporting more diverse student populations.

Now, Mentor Collective partners with over 50 institutions serving a variety of student populations. Consistent with our beginning five years ago, research remains at the core of our work because we believe mentorship is the highest-impact, most cost-effective practice that a university can invest in to personalize the learning experience for their students.


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Value Accountability
Value Learning
Value Collaboration