Open City Advocates (formerly Mentoring Today) in the news…
Skadden Foundation Fellowship with Open City Advocates,January 2017.Annual Update from Open City Advocates' CEO, Penelope Spain,December 2016.
Mentoring Incarcerated Youth: Campaign for Youth Justice's 2016 Summer Institute,August 2016.
AIGA's Racial Justice by Design Town Hall: Penelope Spain Addresses Social Capital,July 2016.
The Equal Justice Foundation at the Washington College of Law Honors Our Co-Founders with the Alumni Award,March 2016.
Annual Update from Open City Advocates' CEO, Penelope Spain,December 2015.
OCA's Co-Founder and COO, Whitney Louchheim, featured by the Office of Public Interest,American University's Washington College of Law, November 2015.
“D.C. Defense Attorneys Want Juveniles Released from Shackles in Court,” The Washington Post, August 24, 2014.
Teens at Reach Incorporated Choose Mentoring Today to Receive Top Prize, August 13, 2014.
“The Role Models,” American University Magazine, August 2014.
National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center highlights Mentoring Today, NJJEC Bulletin, July 2014.
“A Mentor, an Advocate, and All That is in Between,“ Guest Post for the Catalogue for Philanthropy, January 27, 2014.
Mentoring Today’s CEO, Penelope Spain, is featured on “Making It Last” with Regina DeMeo, broadcast on Montgomery Municipal Cable Channel 16, December 11, 2013 (requires Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox).
“Entering Adulthood When You’re Locked Up,” Metro Connection, WAMU 88.5 FM, Washington, DC, September 27, 2013.
“Back on Track after Being Behind Bars,”FindYouthInfo.gov, December 2012, featuring one of our mentees.
“The Road to Rehabilitation and Reform: A Short Film About DC and Its Most Disconnected Youth,”DC Lawyers for Youth, February 2012.
Washington College of Law’s Public Service Award, Penelope Spain & Whitney Louchheim receive the 2010-2011 Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Award, April 13, 2011.
“Is it Fate?,” podcast of Woolly Mammoth Theater’s interview with Penelope Spain and Whitney Louchheim Radio Woolly, Washington, DC, February 2, 2011.
“Young Offenders in Washington Benefit from Volunteer Mentors,” The National, Abu Dhabi, May 17, 2010.
“Mentoring Juveniles Before They Become Adult Criminals,” Christian Science Monitor, March 16, 2010.
“Alumni Spotlight: Penelope Spain & Whitney Louchheim: Mentoring Today,” The Advocate, Washington College of Law, American University, vol. 20, Summer 2009.
“Breaking the Cycle of Juvenile Crime,” The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU 88.5 FM, Washington, DC, April 15, 2009.
“Penelope Spain Discusses Holiday Gift Bags for Incarcerated Youth,” NewsChannel 8, December 8, 2008.
“Mentoring Today Co-Founder Testifies For Tax Break For Mentors,” Liberated Muse Productions, Washington, DC, June 25, 2008.
“Mentoring Today: Relationships with Youth, Built on Trust,” East of the River, Washington, DC, October 2006.
“License to Mentor,” Northwest Current, Washington, DC, September 13, 2006.
“Ex-Napan’s Nonprofit Mentors Troubled D.C. Youth,” Napa Valley Register, Napa, CA, September 2006.
Our youth made the news, too!
2010 Spirit of Youth Award, Coalition for Juvenile Justice honors Mentoring Today mentee, April 10, 2010.
“Making Their Move,” Washington Post, Washington, DC, June 2008.
“Leap of Faith,” Washington Post, Washington, DC, October 2007.
“Young Inmates Strut Their Hour Upon the Stage,”Washington Post, Washington, DC, March 2007.
“Moving the Chains at Oak Hill,” Washington Post, Washington, DC, November 2006.