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First Professional Organization Becomes a Core Partner of QCC’s Mentoring Program

March, 2021
  • The Worcester County Bar Association is a core partner of QCC's Mentoring Program.
    The Worcester County Bar Association is a core partner of QCC's Mentoring Program.

The Worcester County Bar Association (WCBA) is the first professional organization to join as a core partner of QCC’s Mentoring program. The WCBA partnership with the College’s mentoring program aligns with the mission of WCBA’s Committee for Anti- Racism and Equality (CARE), which formed in 2020 to advance social justice.  The mentoring partnership advances that mission by creating pathways for QCC students to learn about careers in the law through relationships with legal professionals.

“Countless community college students would make excellent lawyers. But many are first generation college students, who may not have family or friends working in the law. The WCBA/QCC core partnership is a path to build relationships with lawyers and learn about legal careers,” said Attorney Leigh Woodruff. “Plus, no matter what career a person chooses, mentor relationships are invaluable for personal and professional development. Imagine if we all worked together to help everyone reach their full potential in whatever field a person chooses.  Can you imagine where we would be?”

The WCBA currently has 15 mentors who are part of QCC’s Mentoring program. According to Ms. Woodruff, the hope is to expand its mentor-mentee partnership with QCC in future years.

Core partners with QCC’s Mentoring program are organizations that have sent 10 or more mentors to the program. Mentors and mentees tour core partner organizations, and offer mentees a pipeline of opportunities and supports to help them be successful in college and in their future careers.

The Worcester County Bar Association is a voluntary association of over 1,000 members, serving Worcester County lawyers and the Worcester County community since 1887.

To learn more about QCC’s Mentoring program, visit www.QCC.edu/mentoring .

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