Statewide Outreach & Advocacy

The California Mentoring Partnership engages in robust coalition-building, strategic partnerships, and advocacy activities. These efforts are aimed to unify and raise the visibility of the statewide mentoring community, and to lead the field in identifying and addressing social issues critical to mentoring and the youth and families we support.

The work of CMP is primarily done via our statewide workgroups and our network of regional and interest-specific mentoring coalitions throughout the state. CMP also develops strategic partnerships that allow for new infrastructures to support mentoring programs statewide, and we support local programs and coalitions by publicizing funding opportunities as they arise in our Funding Corner.

Additionally, in collaboration with our partnerships and coalitions, CMP publicly recognizes key supporters of mentoring in our state via our Golden Bear of Mentoring Awards.