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Imara Roose

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


10120 Bignonia DriveLaurel, MD 20708 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Imara Roose Inc. is a volunteer-based mentoring program, driven by women of color, that assists high school girls with actualizing and maximizing their greatness-personally, academically, and professionally-by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and social capital necessary to break through systemic barriers to equitable access and opportunity. Imara Roose is available to students who attend Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, programming will be 100% virtual during the 2020-21 school year! The only in-person requirement for mentors is completing a background check through Prince George's County Public Schools in Largo, MD between January 8-January 14, 2021.

The Imara Roose executive board is a group of dynamic women-young professionals and college students-who advance the organization's invaluable mission by working collaboratively to co-create, coordinate, and facilitate all aspects of the program. It is not a requirement that volunteers live in the DMV area, although it is preferred. Serving on the executive board does NOT require a background check.


Mentors serving with Imara Roose are black and brown women ages 18-30, who are currently pursuing or have earned an undergraduate degree.

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