October 2013 - The Center for Evidence Based Mentoring receives a $499,323 grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to explore youth initiated mentoring. Rhodes, along with colleagues Renée Spencer, Ed.D. (Boston University), and David Van Patten (Dare Mighty Things) will conduct in-depth research to explore the individual, dyadic, programmatic, and underlying factors that lead to enduring youth-initiated mentoring (YIM) relationships established through the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (NGYCP).
September 2013 - First Short Course @ UMB to be held at the Center this Sept. 30-Oct. 1. We will focus on the the needs of youth in the foster care system.
September 2013 - The MacArthur Foundation and HIVE describe Connected Learning. As a member of the Connected Learning Research Network, Jean Rhodes is exploring the role of intergenerational relationship in this new paradigm for learning.
July 2013 - Portland OR: former Rhodeslab member, Sarah Schwartz, was a speaker at the PSU Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research Summer Symposium on Mentoring Research.
July 2013 - Former Rhodeslab member, Professor Christian Chan, was the commencement speaker at the UMass Boston graduate commencement.
July 2013 - Recently graduated Rhodes Lab member, Sarah Lowe, was awarded the UMass Boston Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences for 2012-2013. Congratulations!
September 2012 - Jean Rhodes, David DuBois, Michael Karcher and other mentoring researchers recognized in "Building the youth mentoring knowledge base: Publishing trends and co-authorship networks" (Sept. 2012) Journal of Community Psychology, Jennifer E. Blakeslee and Thomas E. Keller of Portland State University.
August 4,2012 Orlando, Florida: Sarah Lowe, a recent graduate of the clinical program and researcher in the Rhodes Lab, recently received the APA, Division 27 (Society for Community Research and Action) Dissertation Award. The purpose of the annual dissertation award is to identify the best doctoral dissertation on a topic relevant to the field of community psychology. More
July 23, 2011 - Portland OR: Sarah Schwartz, a researcher in the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, is a research fellow and speaker at the PSU Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research Summer Symposium on Mentoring Research.
July 22, 2012 - Jean Rhodes delivers Keynote at TeamMate Mentoring Program's annual meeting.
May 7, 2012 - UMass Boston Chancellor Keith Motley hosts breakfast with local leaders for the Center. More
March 2012 - Professor Rhodes cited in Christian Science Monitor analysis of mentoring programs for children of prisoners.
March 2012 - The Center for Evidence Based Mentoring moves into its new office suite in Wheatley Hall, at UMass Boston. See photos from the Open House.
October 2011 - The new mentoring meta-analysis, conducted by DuBois, Portilla, Rhodes et al., is highlighted on American Psychological Society journal website.
October 2011 - Research by Professors Jean Grossman and Jean Rhodes was cited on 10/7 in the New York Times.
October 24, 2011 - Jean Rhodes will be the Keynote Speaker at the 12th Annual Minnesota Mentoring Conference. More ...
September 15, 2011 - Professor Rhodes is interviewed by two teens for Y-Press
April 4, 2011 - Professor Rhodes' interview on NPR's Commonwealth Journal
January 25, 2011 -The inaugural National Mentoring Summit, "Achieving Academic and Social Success: Supporting Youth through Mentoring," took place in Washington, D.C.
January 25, 2011 - UMass Boston and MENTOR Form Alliance Supporting Youth Mentoring Research
March 9, 2011 - Rhodes Receives UMass Boston Student Government Distinguished Professor Award.