Summer Search alumni are carving their place in the world and leading lives of purpose
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Summer Search Alumni are giving back and making a positive impact on the world
More than 4,500 alumni and growing!
Summer Search is proud to have graduated nearly 4,500 students. Our alumni share a wide range of achievements that are the pride and joy of our program.
30 alumni serving on staff and boards!
Summer Search Alumni are the best role models for our students. Their leadership at the organization is vital to our present and future success.
Nearly 65% of alumni are engaged with Summer Search each year
Alumni are highly engaged long after graduation. From joining our staff or Boards, to donating their time and resources, our alumni remain connected in ways big and small.
Alumni-generated revenue exceeded $250,000 last year
More than 450 alumni made gifts, pledges, and matching gifts in excess of a quarter of a million dollars in 2020, with a median gift of $75.
Light the way for the next generation of Summer Searchers.
“After college, Summer Search and I found each other again, and again, and again. From connecting me with mentors after college, to allowing me to become a mentor myself to other Summer Search students, this organization has continued to provide opportunities to grow.”
—Niles Lichtenstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Enwoven
Summer Search Bay Area Board Member, Alumnus
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How They Make A Difference
How to Get Involved
You're a Light in Someone's Life
At Summer Search, we nurture relationships and opportunities, providing our young people with mentoring, opportunities for growth, and access to professional networks. At the same time, our community of staff, alumni, and supporters also benefit tremendously from the connections made with Summer Searchers.
Our brand new tool called Summer Search CONNECT will do just that through an innovative new online social network just for Summer Searchers. Join Now
Summer Search Alumni leaders organize events across the country for Alumni members. We meet for networking hours, social parties, galas, mixers, and support. Visit this page to learn more about upcoming events in your area. Reach out to the local alumni board in your city to get involved!
Summer Search Alumni members gather in several social media groups across the web. The first and most prominent group is the National Summer Search Alumni group on Linkedin. The second place to find local alumni members are our city-specific local Facebook group chapters. Request to join and our moderators will make sure you have access.
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Seeking ways to contribute financially to our program? We can help set you up. Visit our How to Donate page to learn about the many ways you can contribute. Visit our Impact page to learn about our far-reaching student successes. If you're ready to make a one-time or recurring donation now, you can do so by visiting our Donate page.
At Summer Search, mentors are trained staff members. Our Alumni mentors are some of the most powerful sources of wisdom in our organization. You've been there. You've experienced what our students are experiencing. You know what to expect from the program and you often know what emotional challenges lie ahead. If you're interested in making a difference in our students' lives, check out our open positions below:
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As a proud Summer Search alum, Joel thanks Summer Search for all the support in helping him overcome the many obstacles of a first-generation college graduate. Now being a mentor in the program, it is a welcome home back to the program and he is very excited to give back to a new class of Summer Searchers.
Joel graduated from the City College of New York with a BS in Psychology and Business Administration. He hopes his experience with Summer Search can be a testimony and a helping hand in the growth and successes of other Summer Search Students.
Prior to working for Summer Search, Joel worked at The Fellowship Initiative, a college-prep and career readiness program sponsored by JPMorgan Chase that focuses on young men of color. Outside of being a mentor, Joel is practicing his Brazilian Portuguese and Italian and always staying up to date in political and business news.