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Cityblock Becomes Core Partner in QCC’s Mentoring Program

March, 2021
  • Cityblock Health becomes a QCC Mentoring core partner.
    Cityblock Health becomes a QCC Mentoring core partner.

QCC’s Mentoring Program is making lasting and life-long changes for student mentees and the mentors who support them. Today the program has become a staple at Quinsigamond Community College thanks in part to the companies and organizations that have chosen to become core partners. A QCC Mentoring core partner has 10 or more company employees volunteer to be mentors.

One of the newest core partners is Cityblock Health.  The company partners with community-based organizations and health plans to deliver medical care, behavioral health, and social services virtually, in-home, and in their community-based clinics. A total of 16 new mentors from Cityblock, including the medical director, are taking part in QCC’s program.

“The QCC Mentoring Program offers extraordinary opportunities to QCC students. We are glad to be able to contribute our time to serve more students,” said Cityblock Community Partnerships Manager, Kerri Sandberg.

The company became a core partner with the QCC Mentoring Program when it was just launching its business in Massachusetts, and finding meaningful ways to engage its employees was a priority.

“We know QCC has robust nursing and human services programs, and those are exactly the type of individuals we want to recruit when they’re ready to enter the job market,” Ms. Sandberg said. “We believe that we can achieve health equity in this country -- but it’s going to take leaders who understand it’s possible. This mentorship program offers opportunities to have deep, meaningful discussions with future changemakers who will go on to influence our society. We welcome that opportunity.”

Cityblock and QCC Mentoring will be holding a Virtual Career Panel on Wednesday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m. for QCC students.

“This virtual event is a great way for students to network with industry professionals who can offer insights into Cityblock, as well as the workforce as a whole since the pandemic. We are excited to have Cityblock as a core partner,” said QCC’s Director of Mentoring and Perkins, Gabriel Santner.

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