Our Impact

Today, CARES is the recognized national leader in the recruitment, training, and engagement of Black mentors. Our programs address the severe shortfall of Black mentors nationally, and we are sought after by hundreds of organizations that look to us for desperately needed and committed volunteers.

Our place-based efforts ensure that disconnected youngsters who are most at risk of dropping out of school, graduate and are prepared to succeed in c

ollege or industrial-training programs and 21st-century careers. CARES proves that all children, given love and adequate support, can thrive and become caring contributors to their families and communities.