Bridge to College Named a Mutual of America 2012 Community Partnership Award Winner

Boston-based Organization Helps Dorchester Low-Income Students Complete High School and Pursue Higher Education

Nov 15, 2012, 10:17 ET from Mutual of America

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that Bridge to College was named an Honorable Mention recipient in the 2012 Community Partnership Award competition.

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Through its Bridge to College program, College Bound Dorchester addresses the needs of students who have left high school prior to graduating. Bridge to College helps them re-engage with their education, earn their GED and prepare for college through various levels of support that include academic coursework, referrals to external support services, mentoring and job coaching.

Since 2008, 88 students have received their GED and 56 have advanced to college. College Bound also partners with uAspire, an organization that helps students find an affordable path to post-secondary education without the burden of private loans.

"We believe that educational intervention has the power to change both individual lives and entire neighborhoods," said Mark Culliton, College Bound's Chief Executive Officer. "Along with our partners, our goal is to re-engage students who are off-track in their education and prepare them for success in college."

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 170 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award, visit

"All of the 2012 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."

About Mutual of America

Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit

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