Founded in 1991, The Mentoring Center (TMC) was created to serve as a technical assistance and training provider for Bay Area mentoring programs. TMC has served more than 800 mentoring programs in its 20 years of operation in the Bay Area. As a result, TMC has worked with more than 25,000 youth and volunteer mentors.










Assistance & Training

The Mentoring Center provides technical assistance and training to approximately 50-85 mentoring efforts, and direct mentor training to 1,700-2,500 volunteers and program staff annually. TMC’s technical assistance and training services are tailored for organizations such as school districts, individual local schools (k-12), colleges and universities, juvenile detention facilities, faith-based organizations, community based organizations, municipal/public institutions, and private businesses.

Policy Department

After 13 years of leading the field of mentoring in technical assistance & training and in direct services for the most highly at–risk youth, The Mentoring Center (TMC) is embarking on a policy initiative. TMC’s policy advocacy is informed by effective practice. The majority of clients served by TMC are youth involved in the juvenile justice system, TMC’s Policy Advocacy and Public Education Department will therefore focus primarily on influencing juvenile justice as well as general child welfare issues.